Stress Busters

Posted on March 25th, 2013

Stress is almost unavoidable in today's world.  There are ways to break a stress cycle and to find moments of peace and relaxation.  Here are a few of my favorites: 

Harness the relaxation power of water. Take a long warm bath, an invigorating shower, a leisurely swim in a pool, or just sit and stare at some water....a fountain, an aquarium or a river.

Slip between the soft coolness of clean cotton sheets on your bed or snuggle up in a comfy chair in the sun and take a short nap.

Use the magic of aromatherapy: place a few drops of lavender, peppermint or chamomile essential oil on a tissue and inhale a few times.

Take a tea break. Make a pot or a cup of green tea or herb tea. Sip it and let your mind wander.

Take a walk outside. Breathe deeply ten times. Stare at a flower or a leaf for a few minutes. Notice the intricate patterns. Breathe deeply again.

Enjoy a piece of fruit or some fruit juice mixed with club soda over ice. This is refreshing and makes you feel better.

Massage your neck, hands and feet. This induces relaxation.

Read or watch something funny. Humor and laughter will reduce stress. Smile more.

Exercise will go a long way in busting up the effects of stress. Yoga, tai chi, and stretching are all gentle exercises that benefit body and mind.

Go out for a meal. Let someone wait on you for a change.

Watch the clouds float by for five minutes.

Spend five or ten minutes in a garden or with plants.

Hum or sing.

Perform an act of kindness. You cannot think of your own troubles when you are helping someone else with theirs.

Cuddle up with a furry friend. Pets know just how to get rid of stress.

Pray and meditate. Immerse yourself in silence and solitude.

RELAX.......everything will be okay.

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