15 Ways to Ease Your Stress and Anxiety ...

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Anxiety and stress can strike at any given moment, so itโ€™s a good idea to have some quick ways to ease your stress.

Here are a few of my favorite go-to ways to ease your stress.

Most of these anxiety busters can be done anywhere and work almost instantly.

1. Take a Break

In most instances, your work or an important project is the cause of your stress, so taking a break from your task is probably one of the easiest ways to ease your stress.

Simply removing yourself from your work, by literally walking away from it, can instantly help.

My husband is an artist and one thing Iโ€™ve learned from his craft is that sometimes you have to remove yourself in order to see your progress.

This is especially true for those long and tedious tasks.

So take a break, kick back with a cup of tea and rest your brain for a few minutes.

If youโ€™re stressing about wasting time, then set a timer to avoid watching the clock and actually take a break.2

2. Take Deep Breaths

Paced breathing oxygenates your body and brain allowing clarity and relaxation.

Studies show that deep breathing also decreases feelings of anxiety.

I personally like to use the 4-7-8 breathing technique.

Breathe in through your nose for a count of 4.

Hold the breath for a count of 7.

Breathe out strongly through your mouth (engaging your diaphragm as if youโ€™re blowing up a balloon) for a count of 8.

Repeat the cycle 3-4 times.

Itโ€™s also a good idea to find a quiet area for practicing your deep breathing, to avoid distractions as well as some crazy looks.

3. Have a Healthy Snack

Sometimes our bodies just need the proper fuel to eliminate or even avoid stress and anxiety some quick and easy snacks that boost your mood while busting stress are, bananas, peanut butter, kiwi fruit, oats, nuts, berries, or basically anything that is not processed and full of sugar.

A smoothie or fresh pressed juice are great options because they are packed with good for you stuff and can be enjoyed while youโ€™re on the go or while taking a quick break.

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