Top 10 Simple Stress Relievers To Bring You Calm

Written by sharon on . Posted in Blog

 

1. Breathe deeply

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Deep breathing triggers a relaxation response that lowers heart rate and helps regulate the body

2. Envision a place that brings you peace

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Peaceful images involve all the senses and create inner harmony

3. Make contact with nature

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We can only be in the present moment when we focus on beauty around us – no past or future – only The Now

4. Journal about what you’re feeling or thinking

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Surrendering the energy of troubling emotions or confusing thoughts to paper is freeing

5. Listen to a song that makes you feel happy

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Music, as sound, is rooted in vibration which powerfully affects mood

6. Take a nap

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A power nap will boost your memory, thinking, creativity, and energy levels

7. Stretch your body

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Stretching lowers tension and stress and increases energy

8. Drink a glass of water

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Stress is often made worse by dehydration – something we’re not often aware of

9. Walk/exercise

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The brain’s feel-good neurotransmitters are elevated; sleep is enhanced & stress reduced

10. Talk to your pet

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Just being around a loving animal is shown to decrease stress by lowering blood pressure

 

 

 

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Written by sharon

Sharon Coulter MA, PPS; MA, LMFT offers therapy and counseling services to children, adults, and families in Hermosa Beach, California. She holds two Master’s Degrees – one in Counseling from the Loyola Marymount School of Education and one in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. To make an appointment, please call 310.871.4845

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Sharon Coulter MA, PPS; MA, LMFT offers therapy and counseling services to children, adults, and families in Hermosa Beach, California. She holds two Master’s Degrees – one in Counseling from the Loyola Marymount School of Education and one in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. To make an appointment, please call 310.871.4845