4 Holiday Stress Busters

December 19th, 2010

 You have a built-in mechanism for stress resilience, and that mechanism is human connection. Kelly McGonigal, Psychologist, The Willpower Instinct

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How much stress have you experienced in the last year? What stress busters do you use?

How much time have you spend connecting and helping others?

Watch the video at the end of this article and learn how to use stress to strengthen your health rather than becoming less healthy.

In the meantime, read the stress buster methods below.

4 Stress Busters for Relief During the Holidays or Anytime

1. Breathe Deeply

Stress Busters ReliefA few minutes of deep abdominal breathing can provide stress relief and begin to calm us.

Place your right hand on your abdomen and push it out as you breathe in.

Then imagine all your tension leaving your body as you breathe out through your feet and your abdomen contracts inward towards your spine.

You can also focus on specific individual tension areas as you breathe in and relax these as you breathe out.

A few minutes of conscious breathing can calm us.  The advantage is that we can do it anywhere such as seating at a desk, driving in a car, or walking.

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Stress Relief: Best How to Guide for Women

December 13th, 2010

stress relief Women for stress relief tend to reach out to other women for emotional support and express their feelings. Women like to talk about their feelings and tell their stories, usually to other women.

Suzanne Kramss, a writer, story teller and mentor for the mentally ill, has handled stress over her life in these ways:

In the hormone laden years, women turn to their best friends when stressed – salt, sugar, and lots of chocolate. Sadly, food can easily become the source of stress eating.

Friends are the next outlet. We women tend not talk to our mothers when we are young, but as we get older then we cry the blues to them endlessly. We also talk to hair dressers and manicurists. You just have to be careful when your hair dresser has a bad day because you may end up looking like you are ready for the Westminster Dog show.
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