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4 STRESS BUSTERS
Stress is more than an annoying fact of life. Negative stress contributes to chronic diseases, ulcers, depression and even the common cold. Fortunately, there are simple things you can do every day that reduce negative stress, and that also have a positive impact on your health and well-being.
Simply focusing on your breathing for a few minutes can take your mind off the cause of your stress and put you in a calmer state of mind. Try Equal Breathing: inhale for a count of 4, then exhale for a count of 4. As you advance, aim for 6 to 8 counts per breath. This is especially effective before bed if your mind is racing and you’re having trouble falling asleep.
- STRETCHING & EXERCISE
Whether you’re at your desk or in your kitchen, stretching helps relax muscles that have tightened due to stress. Exercise—even just going for a walk or doing arm circles—increases your circulation to give both your body and your brain an energy boost.
- TIME MANAGEMENT
Start every day with a plan. Block time for getting projects done and don’t let interruptions pull you away. Break big projects into smaller, more manageable tasks you can complete and check off your list. By having a plan to start with, you’re better able to make adjustments when the unexpected pops up.
Make a conscious choice not to let yourself become angry or upset with something small and trivial. And remember to laugh. Try to find humor in any situation, good or bad.