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Reduce Stress in Fifteen Minutes or Less

Stress is a feeling that's created when we react to particular events. It's the body's way of rising to a challenge and preparing to meet a tough situation with focus, strength, stamina, and heightened alertness. Here are some great ways to reduce your stress quickly.



Stress is no stranger to the average mom.  Day in and day out it tries to enter our lives through busy schedules, a messy home, and screaming children.  Here are a few ways that moms can reduce their stress levels fast.

Remember that commercial for Calgon bath soap?  Calgon would seem to whisk women everywhere off to exotic locales.  Too bad that that canít actually happenóor can it?  Climb into a nice hot tub, and try this quick visualization technique.

Imagine the place you would most want to be if you could.  See the sights. Smell the air. Feel the breeze.  Let the scene take you away along with the stress.  Itís simple but effective.  You can do it anywhere and at anytime. 

Do you own an mp3 player?  If not, get one.  You can load music, videos, and pictures on them.  Mine is full of my current favorites, plus I have loaded some tunes that I used to love as a child.  These were songs that my dad had on records.  We would spin them for hours and dance.

Music that reminds us of happier times is a stress reliever.  The memories that are conjured up relax our mind and return us to more peaceful times.  Concentrating on these things leaves no room in our mind for stressful thoughts.

Laughter truly is the best medicine.  Pick up the comic section of your local newspaper and give it a go.  A good guffaw works your abdominal muscles.  You can get in shape and have a good time while doing it.

Maybe your stress is a result of low blood flow to the brain.  You just arenít thinking clearly.  The quickest way to return that mental clarity is to stand on your head.  Iím not advocating torture here.  This can be as simple as laying on the couch with your head hanging off the side or bending over with your hands on the floor.

More blood to the head means more oxygen also.  After a minute or two of this youíll feel silly and more alert.  The thoughts of a few minutes ago will fade away.  Donít turn right side up too fast or youíll be popping a few aspirin for a headache.  Oh well.

Have a drink to relieve your stressful situation.  Iím not referring to Jack Daniels or Bartles & Jaymes (although they are great, too), but Earl Grey.  Tea seems to have a calming effect on the mind.  My favorite is chamomile.  Taking a few minutes to relax over a good cup of tea can lower your heart rate and your anxiety level.

Any one of these things can be done in fifteen minutes or less.  It doesnít take muchójust a willingness to get centered.

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