In our last blog, we discussed two ways to release stress:
We provided 3 easy steps to release stress mentally. Now, we’ll discuss how to release stress physically.
Some people prefer a physical activity to release stress because it allows the mind to focus on something other than what’s creating their stress. Some people play tennis, others may run. But most people have limited time and carving out even one hour creates more stress.
Here’s a way to physically release stress in one minute if you are pressed for time. Follow these three easy steps:
Step 1: Place a sheet of paper, book or magazine on the floor in front of you.
Step 2: Set your timer for one minute.
Step 3: Facing forward, move your legs clockwise around the object on the floor. Go as fast as you can without stepping on the object. (You head and shoulders remain facing forward. Only the lower part of your body is moving very fast.)
You are essentially running in place. Your focus is on keeping your balance and not stepping on the object on the floor.
By shifting your concentration to an activity, even if the activity is for a minute, will release some of your stress.
Let us know how this technique works for you.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Niv Persaud, CFP®, CDFA™, CRPC®, is the Founder of Transition Planning & Guidance, LLC. Her firm bridges the gap between financial planning and coaching. As a Transition Consultant, she offers sage advice in all aspects of life – financial, personal and professional. Niv does not manage money and does not sell financial products. Her services include spending plan development, divorce financial review, life strategy and professional progression. Niv actively gives back to her community through her volunteer efforts. She believes in living life to the fullest by cherishing friendships, enjoying the beauty of nature and laughing often — even at herself. Her favorite quote is by Erma Bombeck, “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say ‘I used everything you gave me’.”