person who is stressed

Understanding and Dealing With Stress

Introduction > What Is Stress? > Signs of Stress > Dealing with Stress > Long Term Strategies > Resources

Quick Fixes to Physical Effects of Stress

4 Things In 5 Minutes! Four quick tips for relaxing on the spot.

  1. Breathe deeply - take several deep breaths to slow down your heart rate and reduce your anxiety.
  2. Relax your muscles - stretch your neck, stand or sit up straight, get some of the tension out of your body.
  3. Make a change - step back from what you're doing and/or what's stressing you; a few seconds can bring a lot of perspective.
  4. Laugh - nothing relieves the tension in your body, or your mind, like a little humor.

Next: Breathe!

Mountain State Centers for Independent Living