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Five simple stress relievers you can do right now!

Updated on January 2, 2015

Japanese flute music very relaxing

Palming for Relaxation

1. Laugh :) A good belly laugh releases endorphin's and helps you to be happy, think of something funny lets do it right now! Laugh like Santa and get that inner jogging feel, that helps tone your tummy too.

2. Deep Breathing, take deep breaths, close your eyes and take a time out, deep breathing gets more oxygen to the brain and can help you think clearer. Touch your index fingers to the thumbs, with your palms facing out resting on the knees.

3. Take a walk, walking helps you sort out your feelings. so take your 15 minute break and walk. think about what is stressing you out and if you can even do anything about it, otherwise try to calm yourself, My mom told me once, "Mindy, if someone ain't dead or dying, don't worry about it!" LOL I will never forget that.

4. Nurture yourself, put some lotion on your hands and pamper yourself, rub your feet or shoulders, massage helps you to relax.

5. Stretch out and loosen up, stretching will release tension. Wiggle your shoulders and get the tension out. Pull the shoulders up and down a few times, bend and stretch to the floor, don't bounce or over stretch and pull anything.

6. Bonus stress reliever: "Palming" it is an ancient Chinese technique to help you relax, next tell your self nice things like "life is good" or pretend you are at the beach in Hawaii. This one is my favorite!

Good Job!!!

I hope you feel better already :)

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  • mindyjgirl profile imageAUTHOR


    5 years ago from Cottage Grove, Oregon

    Thank You!

  • mindyjgirl profile imageAUTHOR


    5 years ago from Cottage Grove, Oregon

    Stress has been the cause of a lot of internal problems, so we need to take the weight off our shoulders. Massages are really nice too, the touch of the healing hand works wonders.

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    Theresa Ventu 

    5 years ago from Los Angeles, California

    Life is good indeed! I have read about the bonus stress reliever. Though I couldn't figure out the difference, I still keep "palming" at times :-) Good hub!

  • Suzie ONeill profile image

    Suzie ONeill 

    5 years ago from Lost in La La Land

    Great hub! Thanks for sharing. I lead a busy life, so I'm always looking for ways to reduce my stress levels. I've never tried "palming" before. Thanks for the suggestion!

  • mindyjgirl profile imageAUTHOR


    5 years ago from Cottage Grove, Oregon

    Thank you :) I do a fitness class every morning and we do some of these, I look forward to class. We call it Fitness Fun, I really think that walking decreases your chances of Alzheimer's Disease too.

  • greeneryday profile image


    5 years ago from Some tropical country

    I like to take a walk, and nurturing myself, they are both really good advice when we need to reduce stress. I might combined them with exercising, because exercise believed to burns away the chemicals like cortisol and norepinephrine that cause stress and anxiety... Anyway thank you for sharing this hub... Voted up for useful

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    Rebecca Mealey 

    5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

    Great ideas! I take frequent walks and I really think better while walking!

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    5 years ago

    Interesting hub. I like the idea of having ideas for decreasing stress wherever you are. Voted up and shared. Kelley


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