We’re all Stressed out. Sometimes Life just throws a little too much our way.
Here are 10 Quick & Easy Ways You can feel Calmer Right Now!
1~ Take a Deep Breathe & Count to 10 (slowly). You may remember your Mom or Gramma telling you this when you were young. It’s still totally valid. Give it a try! You don’t necessarily need to meditate, but if you have the time it would be even better!
2~ Take a nice long Warm Relaxing Bath. Light some Candles, grab a book, throw in some bubbles or a Bath Bomb & Boom! You’re relaxed
3~ Run or Sprint. I realize this may not work for everyone every time, but if it’s appropriate for you at that moment then GO! Grab your Brief Case & GO. Sprint or Run for as short or long as you can. You’ll know it’s working when you feel the stress is no longer grabbing hold of you.
4~ Listen. Whether you like Classical, Jazz, Pop or just complete silence. Listening to something that takes your mind away from the stressors is a wonderful way to help reduce it.
5~ Grab a drink. A warm cup of tea (chamomile is great) or a decaf latte can help melt the problems away. Whatever you do, stay clear of Alcohol, Sugar & Caffeine as it tends to put your mind on a crazy rollercoaster ride. You will surely find yourself much lower in mind strength then when you started. Sometimes just holding that warm cup in your hands is enough to calm you.
6~ Just Stop. Totally Stop what you’re doing. If you need to pull over, pull over. If you need to place the person on the phone on hold, do that. If you need to step outside & away from the situation, do that. Whatever you need to do to stop it. Do that. (why not try that counting to 10 & breathing thing too (#1) )
7~ Grab the Phone & call a Friend. Sometimes all we need is that special someone to listen to us vent or just be there for us. It’s amazing what a good friend can do!
8~ Laugh. You’ve heard that Laughter is the best Medicine. And they’re right. Recall a funny Joke, Event or Show. You don’t have to share it with anyone, just close your eyes & picture something Hilarious! Ready, Set…. ROFL!!!
For more help with Stressful Situations, please contact me at
tamaralukie @ gmail (dot) com
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