De-stress in 60 seconds

It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it!

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When your mind is filled with stressful thoughts, your body naturally starts to tense up. Allowing stress to take over your mind and body can lead to an array of issues including losing your focus, have a poor appetite and even increasing your blood pressure.

When you feel the tension rising, these easy steps can help you cool down in just one minute!

Breathe in… Breathe out…

Inhale and exhale slowly and focus on your breathing

as it helps to relax your mind and body. Place your focus to the tip of your nose, breathe in and feel the air entering your nostrils. Then, slowly breathe out. Repeat this several times until you feel calmer.

Mini-vacation

Close your eyes and visualise a place that makes you feel most at peace. For just one minute, enjoy the peace that this mental picture gives you. Whenever you’re stressed, simply close your eyes and revisit this place in your mind.

L.O.L

Laughing out loud increases endorphins that improves your mood and helps to reduce the level of stress hormones in your body. Plus, laughter is contagious and you might just cheer someone else up too!

Try these simple methods and have a stress-free day with these one-minute strategies.

Sources: Healthline, University health service.

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