1. Take a few deep breaths from the diaphragm. There’s a very close link between the breath and the body. When you’re anxious, breathing becomes shallow and constrained, which raises blood pressure, increases heart rate, and has all kinds of negative effects on the body.
2. Step outside and see the greenery. Studies have shown that being around nature reduces stress. It has also been found that people who simply looked at images of trees reported feeling less stressed out.
3. Do some stretches to relieve muscle tension. Find some easy, quick neck and shoulder stretches that you can do any time, wherever you are.
4. Make a list. Getting your to-dos out of your head and onto a piece of paper can be very helpful & relieves the brain of mental clutter.
5. Squeeze a stress ball. Picking up a stress ball and giving it a few hard squeezes can break a stressful train of thought. Give it a try – it’s simple but effective & can be used anywhere at anytime.
In addition to the above quick stress relief methods, Higher Health will be offering many therapies, classes, workshops & retreats in 2020 to assist you with not only your mental health but also your physical health.
You are invited to join us at our upcoming Stress Less Retreat (click link below)
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Yours in Health,
Maria Lucey & the Higher Health Team x
Phone: 0438 112 050.