Do money, work or family problems keep you awake at night? Do you suffer from headaches or stomach pain often? Do you commonly feel fatigued, and become overwhelmed thinking about all the responsibilities you feel you can't stay on top of? Then you're likely part of the 77 percent of people who regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress, according to the American Psychological Association.
Almost everyone has heard about the negative ways that stress can impact your life. But even so, it can be hard to find the time to practice good de-stressing techniques.
Here are our top 5 ways to de-stress in less than 5 minutes:
Center Your Mind
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Give your muscles some TLC
Leaning over a desk or running around doing errands all day puts a strain on our back, shoulders and neck, giving us frightful knots that can do a number on our moods. Make it a habit to relax muscles after a long day with the ELEMIS Musclease Active Body Oil. It contains a potent blend of stimulating Maritime Pine, Sea Buckthorn, Sea Fennel and Rosemary to provide aromatherapy as well as skin-nourishing nutrients. Massage into trouble areas with soft, gentle circles for instant relief.
It's impossible to escape stress if it's following you everywhere and pinging at every incoming text, email or social notification. Time to cut the cord, even if just for 5 minutes. Avoid emails and TV. Close your social feeds and take a few minutes to close your eyes and be present. Take in your surroundings. Listen to the sound of your breath. The world will still be there after 5 minutes for you to jump right back in. But just a few minutes of "you" time can make a world of difference.
Meditating for even a few minutes, once a day can help you collect your thoughts and center yourself.
When you feel overwhelmed, step back and take a deep breath. Make a mental list of what you are grateful for in your life.
These 5 methods are great simple tools for helping you deal with and reduce feelings of stress in your life.