My Top Three Stress Busters

My Top Three Stress Busters

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 Deep Breathing the yoga way greatly reduces your stress levels and changes your attitude for the better!! 

    1. Sit, stand, or lay in a comfortable position while maintaining good posture.
    2. Place your hands on your belly just below your belly button. 
    3. Inhale into your belly feeling the skin stretch until full.
    4. Hold for a second or two, whatever feels best for you.
    5. As you exhale, relax your shoulders and feel your belly pull inwards.
    6. Repeat! Repeat! Repeat often!!

Deep breathing when you wake up will prepare you for the day ahead. Repeat this technique as often as you can throughout your day to lower your stress level and boost your positive energy. Now, who doesn’t need that?

I find even a few minutes dedicated to taking a couple full belly breaths provides me with a short reprieve from the hectic schedule or irksome situation, thus enabling me to manage whatever comes my way in a more positive, and effective manner. Deep breathing is beneficial for our mind and body.

This technique works like magic for me.
Life happens!!
What you and I can do, is choose how we deal with what comes our way.

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 Take a short walk around your house, office or neighborhood.

  1. Even a short period of walking will provide a much-needed break from a stressful day at the office or at home.
  2. If you are not able to head outside then try some stairs.
  3. Get up for a mini walk break, instead of coffee breaks.
  4. Use the lunchroom or washroom farthest away from your desk.
  5. Working from home with kids, you got this, bundle up those munchkins and head outside for a walk around the neighborhood.

When I was a stay at home mom with little children there was nothing better than getting out for some much needed fresh air and exercise!  My girls are grown and I wait excitedly to the day I take my grandchildren for that walk around the block.  Dreaming of the day now actually…..

A wee walk provides a reprieve from your usual stance (whether you sit or stand at work or home) – your body will thank you! Walk breaks adds a few more steps to the pedometer too, keep counting and gradually the benefits will surprise you.  The break and exercise will mean an increase in your activity and positive energy flow making you more productive for the rest of your day!

Listen to Music. Really listen. Or just rock out and play!

  1. Take the time to listen to the lyrics, really hear it.
  2. How does the music make you feel, what instruments can you hear?
  3. Enjoy the beat. Play the drums on your table or desk.
  4. Sway, dance or go crazy and jump to the music.
  5. Listen to music when you do daily chores.

Whether you prefer country, pop, rock and roll or any of the oodles of music genres we are blessed to hear take the time to relax, hum, sing or bop to your favorite tunes.

Music is an outlet for pent-up energy to be released, it’s a natural anti-depressant and an excellent way to connect to our creative synergy.  

These three stress busters are good for your soul!

Leave a comment if any of these stress busters resonate with you.  Or email me with your top stress buster.  Love connecting with you always.

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26 responses to “My Top Three Stress Busters

  1. These are great. I definitely apply listening although more often I listen to audio books rather than music. They have a great way of making me relax and getting super focused on what I’m doing.

  2. Kapri

    This is very helpful. I liked the simplicity of it. In our society we are always in a rush and multi tasking which makes us or causes stress. These are some great pointers on how to relax.

    • Hi Kapri, I agree that society is in a hurry and we all have many things to juggle. I work in a fast paced medical office where multi tasking is a must, I implement these simple tips to greatly reduces the overall stress in my day. I hope you will find them useful 🙂

  3. This is great! I’m going to try all 3. I think a lot of people forget to take the time to take care of themselves, so this is very helpful:)

    • Hi Hannah, I agree with you-walking is a simple, calm way to take a break and chill. Thanks for taking the time to read this post.

  4. Going for a walk and getting some fresh air is a great stress reliever for me also! Working from home, I start to go stir-crazy midday from being at my desk and staring at the computer. Going to a walk clears my mind and helps give my eyes a break too.

  5. Music is always an amazing stress-buster for me, especially when I’m crunched for time. If I have a few to hours to unwind, though, I always reach for a good book. In fact, my husband can often tell whether or not I’m struggling with anxiety by the location of the nearest book!

  6. Great ways to beat stress Lisa! We have grand littles living with us and there are days when the 3 year old tests my patience…I will breathe deep from now on before reacting 🙂

    • HI Corey, being aware of your breathing is a great step to reducing your feeling of tress, sounds like you are on the right track!

  7. This is honestly so helpful. I am been suffering from major panic attacks lately due to recent relationship events and it seems like my whole body is just slowly shutting down.

    • Heather, I am sorry to hear that you are going thru a difficult time. The deep breathing and other stress relieving techniques should be very helpful when you feel a panic attack coming on. I wish you all the best.

  8. I’m with you on short walks! Whenever I’m feeling stressed, I walk around the house and pick up clutter (I work from home). It’s a huge help!

  9. Good tips! I definitely find that doing something active helps me relieve stress — sometimes I just clean the house to get active 🙂

  10. This was such a nice read. Also it was very inspiring and love the tips you gave. I get stressed really easy and try to find ways to relive it so I might add these in to see if they can work too. Thanks for sharing them.

  11. So true about breathing. I feel like we’re all just half-breathing our way through the day. When we stop and bring awareness to our breath and really take a deep breath in and out, it can calm the mind tremendously!

    • With the busy pace most of us have throughout the day, we tend to rush our breath too! Even reading your comment was a reminder for me to take a few deep breaths so thanks for that!