3 Chiropractic Stress Tips
1. Take a Deep Breath
Taking a deep breath or two adds oxygen to your system, which almost instantly helps you relax. In addition, taking a moment to step back can help you maintain your composure, which in the long run, is what you need to work rationally through a stressful situation. Just take a deep breath, count to ten (or more or less as the situation warrants!), and stand up and stretch. Remember relaxation is the opposite of stress. Stand up and smile. Try it! You’ll feel better!
2. Take a Short Walk
If you’re at work, take a bathroom break or get a glass of water. Do something that changes your focus. When you come back to the problem, chances are it won’t seem nearly as insurmountable.
3. Stop and Smell the Roses
Things happen and sometimes bad things happen to good people. If we let them, stressful events can build up, wall us in, and eventually stop us from enjoying the good things in life. Take the time. Too often we put the pleasantries of life on the back burner, telling ourselves we don’t “have time” or can’t “make time” for them. However, time is actually the only thing we do completely own. While we can’t “make” a day that’s longer than 24 hours, each of us starts the day with exactly that amount of time. Take a part of your time to recognize the good things in your life.