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