Thursday, December 29, 2011

Stressed--try these ideas

Count to 10
It is what your mother always told you to do when you got angry!
And it’s surprisingly effective.

The next time you get angry and feel your stress levels start to rise, slowly count to 10.

Out loud or under your breath – it doesn’t matter.

For some simple forms of stress, or when you catch yourself early enough, you may find this is all you need to.
Take some deep breaths
Take a nice, long, slow deep breath in.

Breathe in through your nose until your lungs are completely full.

Then hold your breath for a second or two, before slowly exhaling through your mouth

until your lungs are totally empty.

Repeat this sequence a few times.

As your breathing becomes slower, you’ll find yourself becoming more relaxed.

Like counting to ten, you’re likely to find that this simple exercise is often enough to get rid of your stress in just a few short minutes.

Get Up and Walk About
One of the best ways to help give yourself stress relief is with your feet. That is, if
something is causing you all sorts of stress, you need to simply stand up and walk away
from it. This will give your mind the break it needs to calm down and come to grips with the situation. Simply allowing it to stress you out more and more is just not a productive plan. So get up, walk away, and give yourself a break.

Once you have walked away, there are several things you can do for stress relief. One of the easiest things is simply cleaning the house. That's right, vacuuming, dusting, ironing, scrubbing the floors and cleaning the countertops will actually help you relieve stress.

Simply organizing messes and cleaning away dirt will help you immeasurably. This is
because you will be taking care of messes, much in the manner you want to clean up the
messes in your life. By sweeping away the dust and grime, you will be taking charge of
your own home and, in a way, removing the clutter from your life by removing the clutter from your home.

Or you could go for a walk. Ideally a walk in a park or somewhere else that you find
peaceful and tranquil. But even a walk around the local streets will work. As much as
anything, you’re giving your mind something else to think about. And chances are, it will leap at the chance to allow itself to be distracted and calm down.

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