Stress Relief Tool – Shake It Off

By doing a quick body shake, you can release tension and stress that you are carrying.

In some African and other cultures, shaking therapy is used for emotional healing. The literal- literally shaking symbolically wards shakes off your perceived emotional threat of fear, self-doubt, or worry. By doing a quick body shake, you can release the emotional attachments causing tension as you get blood rapidly flowing rapidly through your body.

Find a private area, (even a bathroom stall if you don’t have a conference room or office you can go into) and channel your favorite music performer, or do your best dance move, or mimic a wet dog coming out of the water. Start to shake, twist, or whatever you can do to get your whole body moving for about 30 seconds. Take a deep breath and go on with your day.

As a bonus, you might end up laughing as you shake, boosting your mood and further reducing your stress.

Please note that there is no guarantee a particular stress relief tool will work for you. Thus you must take complete responsibility for using them and for your own physical and emotional wellbeing. Further, Professor Pete Alexander is not a licensed health professional. Please consult qualified health practitioners regarding your use of any stress relief technique. Medical advice must only be obtained from a physician or qualified health practitioner.

Posted by Professor Pete Alexander

A seasoned professional with over 35 years of Sales, Marketing, Educational and Entrepreneurial experience, Pete has battled the negative effects of stress head-on and has developed the LIGHTEN™ stress relief model that motivates his peers to better protect their health and handle challenging situations with grace and success.

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