Stress Relief Tool – Deep Breathing

Deep breathing can help you remain calm and provide almost instant stress relief.

When we get stressed and/or anxious, our breathing typically starts to escalate. A very simple and effective tool you can use is slowing down your breathing. By consciously slowing your breathing down, you tell your body that it is okay to calm down. It is also something you can practice wherever you are – in the office, car, commuting on public transportation, etc. Just follow these steps:1

  1. Sit on a chair and keep your spine straightened. Relax your shoulders and try to release tension from your body.
  2. Close your eyes and breathe normally for 30 seconds. During this time, try to relax your body even further.
  3. Inhale deeply and exhale to the count of four. Pull your navel in as if you’re trying to connect it with your spine.
  4. If you have more than one minute to spare, repeat the process for a few minutes more.



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Posted by Professor Pete Alexander

A seasoned professional with over 30 years of Sales and Marketing experience, Pete has battled the negative effects of stress head-on and has developed the LIGHTEN™ stress relief model that motivates his peers to take action and overcome their self-imposed barriers to success using clever yet simple tools and techniques.

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