Stay Calm, Stay Cool, Stay Collected
Overwhelmed by stress? You don’t have to be. Here is our short list of stress relieving tips to help you feel calm, cool, and collected.
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Move and connect
Our bodies are meant to move. Movement produces endorphins and a sense of well-being. We also need to connect. When we are stressed, we tend to isolate ourselves which induces more stress. Invite a friend to go on a walk or join you for a workout. For added connection, grab dinner or a drink after. Transform stress through nourishing your body and soul while make a connection at the same time.
Practice the power of gratitude
It has been scientifically proven that living in a space of gratitude shifts neural pathways in the brain. People who consciously count their blessings tend to be happier and less depressed or anxious. I challenge you before you start your day to write down 5 things you are grateful for and look at them before you go to bed. Do this for the next 30 days and see the power of gratitude start to unfold as well as the transformation of stress.
When you feel that wave start to come over you, it is a perfect time to practice a couple cycles of Dr. Andrew Weil’s breathing technique. This technique is a natural tranquilizer for the nervous system. Using the breath to gain control over the mind is a tool that gains power over time, the more you practice the more effective it becomes.
Here's how it works:
- Breathe in slowly through your nose for 4 seconds.
- Hold your breath for 7 seconds.
- Exhale for 8 seconds out of your mouth.
- Repeat for 4 cycles.