Live Better ~ Tips and Resources
- Tip #1 ~ BREATHE
- Seriously when you are experiencing high levels of stress you tend to breathe from your chest rather than from your belly. This increases the heart, breathing and pulse rates to increase your perceived stress levels. Close your eyes, notice your breathing, breathe in through your nose, down into your belly and out through your nose or mouth. Try not to push your breathing, just let it be at its own pace. Do this for five to fifteen breaths.
- Tip #2 ~ IDENTIFY
- If you are feeling sad, confused, angry or just “ out of sorts” notice yourself standing or sitting and what your body feels like on the chair or floor, take a look around you, name out loud what you are seeing like, “painting, book, green wall, ornaments, etc. Identify something that you like and come up with one good reason why you like it. Focus on that and take deep belly breaths as outlined in tip #1 for thirty seconds. Repeat as often as needed.
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