5 Techniques to Combat Stress

Because we live in a fast-paced world, and most of our time is spent worrying about the future and what happened in the past, I decided to create this 5 simple techniques that you can use to focus more about the present, and release some stress in your life.

1. Focus on your breath 

This is a simple way of anchoring yourself to the present moment and releasing stress. Inhale deeply through your nose, down your throat to your belly, slowly exhale through your mouth. Repeat several times throughout the day and notice how your mind, body, and spirit calm down.

2. Set priorities 

Write down 5 to 7 activities per day that are most important to you. This will reduce the overwhelming feeling of “not getting everything on your list done,” and will also help you focus and be clear on your tasks. This reduces anxiety, therefore, reduces stress.

3. Listen to music 

When you feel like the world is crumbling down and you catch yourself unable to breathe normally, listen to calming music. It is scientifically proven that listening to slow or meditative music is a proven stress buster.

4. Step away from social media and step into the NOW 

I can’t’ stress enough the importance of getting more in touch with nature, going out for a walk in the park, spending quality time with friends and family. Social media and all advances in technology are a leading source of chronic stress, putting many of us in a constant state of alert. Avoid this by setting yourself limits on the use of this time-consuming and addictive activity.

5. Get Moving! 

Exercise, move your body, laugh, dance, make your move! Many of you are stuck in front of a computer most of your day, take action and every 50 minutes stand up, move your body, stretch your arms, go for a walk, move your eyes away from your digital device, and breathe! Here are 12 Quick stretches to boost day-time productivity and release stress.

Let the energy in your body flow!

Until I see you again remember to always LAF – love unconditionally, accept without judgements, and forgive yourselves and others.