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Friday, November 12, 2010

give yourself TIME of~

for healthy mind and body, find time to de-stress. Here are some tips to help you unwind and rejuvenate

1. HAVE A GOOD MOAN.

step into a quite room (best if you are out of earshot of colleagues, police or the family dog) and inhale. As you breathe out, let out a long, low sigh. Moan! Do it three times. You will feel much "lighter", for it.

2. THANK-YOU NOTES.

Take a piece of paper and scribble down 5 things that come to mind when you ask yourself: "What am I greatful for in my life?" It might be your new set of wheels, or your faithful mutt, or the fact that you didn't get a parking ticket last night. This excercise hits the "(+)ve switch" instantly.

3. CLEAR THE CLUTTER

Tidy your desk, organise your files (including computer backups), clear out a cupboard, weed the garden. A sense of satisficaion is a form of stress relief.
4. iPOD IT

crawl under your desk if you have to. Put in your earphones and play your all-time favourite song - just pick an uplifting, energising tune or a serene, inspiring piece. Stuck for ideas? Recently, 50 comtemporary songwriters were invited to vote for thier top three favourite songs. Winner included "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys, "Strawberry Fields Forever" by The Beatles and "Strange Fruits" by Billie Holiday.
5. BREATH IN NATURE

several essential oils have powerful calming effects. Keep bottle of lavender, sandalwood or chamomile oil handy and sniff as needed. Or dab a few drops of the oils on a hanky and carry it with you.




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