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    3 Easy Tips For Handling Stress

    Most of us admit to feeling stressed at least some of the time, and we know the importance of relaxing and slowing down, but how often do we actually take the time to do it? Here are 3 tips for you to try today to ensure you’re handling stress in your life. 

    1. Breathe Deeply 

    Take a 5-minute break and focus on your breathing.  
    Sit up straight, eyes closed, with a hand on your belly.  
    Slowly inhale through your nose, feeling the breath  
    start in your abdomen and work its way to the top of  
    your head. Reverse the process as you exhale through  
    your mouth. 

    2. Reach Out 

    Your social network is one of your best tools for handling  
    stress. Talk to others — preferably face to face, or at least  
    on the phone. Share what’s going on. You can get a fresh  
    perspective while keeping your connection strong. 

    3. Laugh Out Loud 

    A good belly laugh doesn’t just lighten the load mentally.  
    It lowers cortisol, your body’s stress hormone, and boosts  
    brain chemicals called endorphins, which help your mood.  
    Lighten up by tuning in to your favourite sitcom or video,  
    reading the comics, or chatting with someone who makes  
    you smile. 

    Take Action:  
    If you’re not handling stress well, try any of these 3 stress buster tips the next time you find yourself needing to relax more. 

    At Resilient Minds we help our clients grow their resilience 
    so they can perform at high levels on the really important 
    things in all aspects of their lives. 

    Warm regards 

    Jamie Ford

     “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to  
    choose one thought over another

    ––William James 
    Thought Leaders in Resilience, Productivity, and Wellbeing