3 Ways to Immediate Relief
Got this from Ruby Gangadharan today on how to give yourself instant relief when stress hits.
What’s even better than reading, though, is practicing it next time the pressure’s on!
Building self-coping methods to create new experiences can take time – time needed to engage practices that manifest a different reality.
But this post is about immediate relief.
Before you start to introspect and build different habits, you need to reduce the energy impact of the current situation on your mental and emotional balance.
Here is a reminder of 3 simple things to do for immediate relief:
1. Disconnect and move to a different space.
Disconnect from phones, the internet, emails, meetings, appointments. Move your physical location, outside the office, a different room, away from people.
2. Breath deep.
Close your eyes and take several deep breaths.
3. Listen to music.
Play your ‘go to’ song. The right music has immense power to change our brain waves completely.
Here are a few things to absolutely avoid while in a stressed state of mind:
- Make any decisions, especially high impact ones
- Further any conversations in hopes of finding a resolution
- Gossip or talk about the situation that’s creating the stress
- Retrospect with ‘Why is this happening to me?’ type questions
- Jump to action to “make it right.”
As you can tell, there is a theme here …
The key is to first bring your energy down and away from anything that causes you to feel anger, frustration, panic, helplessness or scared.
How quickly you are able to calm down and bring yourself to a neutral place will determine your success in dealing with stressful situations.
Ruby is a student to the Yoga Sutras, Quantum & Spirituality geek, Life Coach, Deliberate Creator, blogger, Ashtanga Yoga Practitioner. Find more about who she is and what she does at Everyday LOA Magic.
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