Favorite Quick Ways to Decompress , Relax - Relieve Tension and Stress

Go For A Walk

One of the best things you can do to improve your health and wellbeing is to go for a walk. Just head out the door and walk for ten minutes. You can do this on your lunch break, before work, after dinner, or anytime you have a few extra minutes.

Being outside in the fresh air and sunshine will do wonders for your mood and this combined with the light exercise makes for a great stress buster. If you can find a little piece of nature like a park, the woods, or a pond, even better. Being out around nature instantly calms us. You’ll come back from your walk feeling refreshed and focused.

Indulge In A Treat

Do you have a tendency to put everything else first? Or maybe you’re on a budget and feel like you can’t spend any money on yourself. Many of us forget how important it is to take care of ourselves and that the occasional treat does wonders for the soul.

When you’re having a bad day and don’t know where to turn, go take yourself out for a fancy cup of coffee. Grab that expensive artisan chocolate you’ve hidden in your desk, or schedule a massage. Get yourself a treat and take the time to indulge and enjoy. It melts away stress and boosts your confidence and feeling of self-worth.

Quick Stress Buster : Take a Nap

One of the best things we can do to stay healthy and productive is to take a nap. Yes, you heard me right. I’m telling you to go take a nap.

Trust me, naps aren’t just for toddlers. They work just as well on a cranky, overworked, and stressed-out adult. You may tell yourself that you’re too old for naps, don’t need one, or can’t sleep during the day. None of that is true. There are many cultures around the world where it’s common to nap during the day and research shows that it can be extremely beneficial and actually help you get more done. It’s so powerful that some companies now encourage employees to nap at work. At the very least it’s worth a try.

You don’t even have to get to sleep to benefit from napping. Just lay down, get comfortable, close your eyes and doze for a bit. This rest instead of actual sleep will help. If you do go to sleep, you don’t have to stay asleep for very long to benefit from a nap. Sleeping as little as two to five minutes is enough to refresh your brain.

Quick Stress Buster : Try Meditation

Give meditation a try. I’m sure you’ve heard of meditation, but have you actually tried it? It’s a lot simpler than you may think. One of my favorite things about meditation is that once you get a little

Practice, it’s easy to do anytime, anywhere. There’s no particular amount of time you have to invest to reap the rewards. Even a 30 second meditation when you’re in a high stress situation can be quite beneficial, however, you’ll get the most relaxation and stress reduction from meditating if you make it part of your daily routine. Beginners click here.

There are many different types of meditations you can explore. An easy place to start is either guided meditations or breathing meditations. For guided meditation I suggest you get an app like Calm or Headspace on your smart phone. Both have free daily guided meditations you can use to give it a try. Each app also has a paid option for even more meditation practices. This may be a good option for you if you enjoy the daily practice of this type of meditation.

The meditations will gradually get longer and more intense. Think of it as a meditation training program.
The other type of meditation you should try is breathing meditation. It’s my favorite because it so flexible and something you can do anytime anywhere after you learn the basics.

To begin with, sit down comfortable in a quiet space. While you do your first few practices, you want to cut out as many distractions as possible. Close your eyes and focus your entire mind on your breath. Pay attention to how the air feels flowing in and out of your nose. Or focus on the rising and falling of your abdomen as you breathe. The idea is to tune out everything else and only think about and feel your breath.

Other thoughts will pop into your head. When that happens, gently bring your focus back to your breath. Start by meditating this way for five minutes per day and gradually work your way up to a level you’re comfortable with. Make it a daily habit and also do it for 30 seconds or a minute or two whenever you find yourself in a tense and stressful situation.

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Mind Brain Author at Self Growth, Leon Edward is passionate about Brain Health , Staying Healthy Aging, Success Habits and Both Mind and Brain Fitness.

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