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