In the fast paced, super stressed world that we live in, we need some quick solutions in order to deal with stress.
Here are some of my favourite easy to do, quick stress management techniques:
Take a deep breath – stop holding your breath. Yes, we really spend ages not breathing properly.
Put down that phone, step away from the screen. The world has not been known to end if you don’t answer that message right now
A drop of lavender oil on your wrist is really soothing
Find someone to hug – maybe not a random stranger (though who am I to say don’t do it?) and if there is nobody to hug, then hug yourself
Walk outside in the sunshine – get away from artificial light
Stay away (as much as possible), ignore or generally avoid people who drain your energy with their negativity
Write a one line affirmation – “I am amazing”, “I am a survivor”, “I am strong”, “I am brave”
Decorate your affirmation with glitter and washi tape (OK, maybe that’s just me who does that)
Just focus on this moment, right now and tell yourself “I am OK”