Stress Relief Tips and Exercises

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Time management is a big problem for most people to deal with. People have become so busy in their daily lives that they don't realize how important it is to effectively manage their time. There are some things in our lives that get put on the backburner when they should be included in our schedules. A lot of stress that we deal with comes from not properly managing our time.

Ideally, you have a plan of action that addresses both of these aspects. First, a way, or several ways that can be used in combination or by themselves, of cutting down on the stress and our body's stress response. Essentially, you'll need a way to chill under fire.

Second, once you find that your mind is working better again, it's time to address the cause... Some people may think of in-the-moment fixes as Band-Aids and scoff at them since they're not addressing the "real" issue. I find, though, that you really need the short-term fixes or else you'll may never get to actually dealing the cause.

Here's a few things you can do:

Put a dot of liquid paper or a very tiny piece of sticker on your wristwatch or clock. Each time you notice the dot every couple of minutes, go ahead and take a very deep breath, and do this by bringing the air all the way down into your belly. It's called diagrammatic breathing.