Get refocused and calm in minutes

Feeling a bit out of control with so much going on or if you are just having one of those days where you feel as though nothing is going the way…here are a few tips on how to feel more calm and re-energized…

Try turning things around literally:

Take a minute to lay on the floor and sit with your legs up the wall and count to ten a few times.

Have a mini fitness fit:

A quick burst of exercise. Doing fifty jumping jacks in a minute releases endorphins (feel-good hormones) and fights cortisol (stress hormone). Your mind also shifts its focus from the stressors and focuses on the exercise at hand. After a minute of exercise, breathe deep and count backwards from 60.”

Dance! Favorite song comes on the radio, crank it and dance to it. If that is frowned upon in your work space try a brisk walk or a stretch. Again it takes your mind off the stress and into the moment.  

Mini-meditate or laugh: You don’t have to close your eyes to meditate. It’s all about being present in the moment. Focus on your calm slow breathing. You could also fake laugh until its real. (This is ideal for when traffic jams make you feel completely out of control.) Laughter releases feel good hormones, even fake laughter can release small amounts of the good hormones.  

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