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Friday, October 15, 2010

Learn to Relax

 by njppa


Everyone can benefit by adopting some stress relief techniques in their daily life. Here are a few that may help you get started:

  • Take deep breaths and count to 10. It really works!
  • Soak in a tub. This is especially good for when you're feeling too hot or chilled.
  • Play some soothing music. It's amazing what effects this can have.
  • Get cozy and take a nap. Sometimes it's the best way to let the mind and body rest.
  • Meditate on positive thoughts. As soon as negativity enters the mind, tell it it's not welcome and replace it with the positive. Rinse and Repeat frequently.
  • The next time you have car driving too close behind you, move aside and let them pass. You've just taken control of the situation and gotten rid of some stress at the same time.
  • Take a brisk run or walk outside. Invest in a good pair of shoes and get some good socks. It's amazing how much your feet appreciate that extra cushioning (some even come with extra benefits to improve circulation).
  • Do something about it. Sometimes the things that bring stress are things we can do something about and are procrastinating. It's a good feeling to just get those dishes done, get that errand run, whatever it may be and not have to think about it 20x a day.
  • Entice the senses with scents. Lavender is excellent for relaxing the mind and has a wonderful calming effect. Many scents have properties that are known to have certain effects. warning: some essential oils can be harmful to pregnancies, please check with each scent prior to use.


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Christine Noe (njppa) is founder of Not Just Purses which promotes style and wellness articles for women's daily lives.


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