Life is stressful for most people. The problem is that, after a while, it can damage our health and well-being. Surprisingly, stress can affect everything from our emotions to our immune system to our skin to our organs. So with everything you have going on, how can you relax?
Here are some quick ways to feel better…
Just breathe…Practice breathing in through your nose slowly and out through your mouth. Whenever you feel overwhelmed, practice breathing.
Just think…nothing is as bad as you think it is. Try not to take things so seriously, and if you make a mistake, it’s not the end of the world.
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Just move…when you feel yourself getting upset or anxious, just get up and get active for 10 minutes. Go for a walk, stretch, do a little yoga, go talk to someone in a nearby cubicle, go to the gym, it doesn’t matter. Try to burn off that nervous energy in a healthy way.
Just find someplace quiet…find a quiet room and rest for 10 minutes – even if it’s the copy room at work or a quiet boardroom – just sit down, or lie down, and give your mind and body a little peaceful silence.
Just write…your thoughts in a journal. Getting what’s bothering you out of your head and onto a piece of paper can do an amazing job of helping release pressure and help you look at what’s stressing you out in a different light.
Just laugh…and laugh, and laugh some more. One of the best ways to beat stress is