Stress Reducer Tips! #6

5:24 PM

It's my 6th stress reducer post! I hope these tips can remind you of ways to be more stress free! Have a great week!

List of Stress Reducers:

1. When feeling stressed, most people tend to breathe in short, shallow breaths. When you breathe like this, stale air is not expelled, oxidation of the tissues is incomplete, and muscle tension frequently results. Check your breathing throughout the day, and before, during, and after high pressure situations. If you find your stomach muscles are knotted and your breathing is shallow, relax all your muscles and take several deep, slow breaths. Note how, when you're relaxed, both your abdomen and chest expand when you breathe.

2. Writing your thoughts and feelings down (in a journal, or on paper to be thrown away) can help you clarify things and can give you a renewed perspective.

3. Try the following yoga technique whenever you feel the need to relax. Inhale deeply through your nose to the count of eight. Then, with lips puckered, exhale very slowly through your mouth to the count of 16, or for as long as you can. Concentrate on the long sighing sound and feel the tension dissolve. Repeat 10 times.

4.  Talk it out. Disussing your problems with a trusted friend can help you clear your mind of confusion so you can concentrate on problem solving.

5. When the stress of having to get a job done gets in the way of getting the job done, diversion- a voluntary change- in activity and/or environment- may be just what you need.

Check out the other stress reducers from other weeks if you'd like below!

Thanks for reading!

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