10 Ways to Beat Stress in 10 Minutes
Stress can be a very dangerous thing if you let it go untreated for long. It can make you really sick and can possibly kill you if you let it take over your life. A lot of things can give you stress on a daily basis. Commuting to work, people at the workplace, your work itself, stress from the family, your future plans and the tons of bills that lie unpaid all combine together to perpetually put you in stress. Stress has become so much a part of our lives that we do not really look carefully into it eating us up. We need to look at what is stressing us out and try to beat it. Here are ten ways to eat stress in ten minutes.
1. Take deep breaths
When you feel that you are really stressed out, stop everything that you are doing. It does not matter even if you cannot find a secluded spot. Anywhere that you are, you need to stop doing whatever and take a few deep breaths and let all the negative energy flow out of your body. This breathing technique will relieve your body of all the accumulated stress.
You need not go into elaborate meditation techniques to get rid of stress. It can be a continuation of the above breathing exercise, only done in a sitting relaxed position, or do it lying down.
3. Force your head to go blank
For ten minutes every day force your head to go blank. Do not think of anything that you know will stress you out.
4. Take ten minutes off to plan
Plan and think of all the things that stress you. Make a list and come up with ways that could help you eliminate stress from your life.
5. Smile a lot
When you smile, you not only brighten up the day for the others, but you always get relived of some stress. Even though it is not scientifically proven, it does remain a fact.