It’s quite easy for stress to take over as you head for a meltdown, especially if you work in a deadline driven enviroment while trying to juggle the rest of life.
If you feel you are headed for detonation, try this quick relaxation fix to help contain the fallout.
- Massage your hands
Especially if you spend too much time on the keyboard. You can do it yourself so you don’t have to rush to a professional masseuse. Use some lotion and rub in smooth, deliberate strokes (this will also help to slow a racing heartbeat).
- Brush your hair
Brushing through your hair repetitively helps your whole body relax. Do it yourself, or have someone else brush 100 strokes!
- Stress ball
Instead of reaching for the throat of that annoying colleague or client, grab a stress ball and squeeze away! This is a good way to relax any tension and keep you out of jail!
- Shut your eyes
Take 40 winks, literally. Lowering your eyelids with purpose helps focus your thoughts and calm you down.
- Take a deep breath
Breathing lowers your heart rate and blood pressure, calms you down and allows more oxygen to circulate through your body. As few as 10 deep breaths can be a lifesaver.