Today has been a really hectic day, with lots of things to do, places to go to, people to meet and deadlines. Sooooooooo much tension. If only I had done one of these today, I might have felt less overwhelmed. *Sign*

However, better late than never……… Therefore, I hope that this following post would be one that is useful to you too.

7 Quick Tips to Relieve Stress RIGHT NOW! 

1.       Take a 1 minute Breathing Break 

Watch the clock’s second hand while you breathe deeply and slowly for 1 minute. Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth at half speed. You’ll be surprised how much tension is released. 

2.       Take a walk 

Exercise is one of the best remedies for stress.  It increases the amount of endorphins in your brain, helping you to relax, calm down and remember the good things in life. 

3.       Have a Vision Break 

Look at far objects, especially greenery, releases tension and eye strain. 

4.       Talk it out! 

Share your current concern with someone else. Being heard and understood is crucial to relieving stress. 

5.       Write it down. 

Releasing your concerns, stresses on paper can be very therapeutic. As the saying goes, the more you pen on paper, the less you keep in your head. 

6.       Smile 

Look up 45° and give yourself an ear-to-ear grin. When you are smiling, endorphins are released into your system. In this position, unhappy and negative thoughts disappear. 

7.       Finally, when absolutely necessary and you cannot hold it in anymore, STAND UP FOR YOURSELF! 

By asserting your rights you enhance your self-esteem and relieve stress.  Whether you are at work, at home or making a complaint in a shop, make your point politely but firmly.
Prepare what you want to say in your mind;
Maintain steady eye contact, without staring;
State your case firmly in a steady voice without shouting or sounding apologetic;
Avoid seeming confrontational by showing that you are prepared to listen to the other person’s viewpoint and to compromise

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