5 Tips on How to Relieve Stress and Relax in less than 5 minutes

1. Meditate

Five minutes of peace is all it takes to reap the benefits of meditation. There’s evidence that just two quick moments of silent meditation per day can relieve stress and depression. Find a cozy spot in a quiet place, Focus on your breath, and feel those anxieties start to disappear.

2. Remember to Breathe

This is an effortless way to relax! Take slow deep breaths, by doing this it can assist with lowering your blood pressure and heart rate. For the adventurous noses out there, try pranayma breathing, this yogic method that involves breathing through one nostril at a time to relieve anxiety. These technique’s work the same way as acupuncture, balancing the mind and body.

3. Try Aromatherapy

Just one minute is all it take to drip some lavender, bergamot, peppermint,or another essential oils into the palm of your hand and inhale. These sensual and tranquilizing scents will send stress and anxiety away by stimulating smell receptors in the nose that connect to the part of the brain that regulates emotions .

4. Use Creative Visualization

Who would have thought that a child like daydream, also known as “creative visualization,” involve thinking of something that makes us feel happy. It’s an instant mood boost on hectic days when we’re feeling tense.

5. Create a Zen Zone

Hiding in a closet or bathroom stall might not sound calming, but do find a space that’s completely free of stress where you can go to relax.  Try setting up a comfortable chair or plugin an oil warmer and disappear in your zen zone for a few minutes until the tension dissipates.


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