The Sixty Second Stress Solution

It is an inescapable fact, we live in a stressful world. We are all exposed to stress every day, at home and at work, and not one of us can honestly say that we don't feel the effects.

If you have ever come home tired, been angry with the boss but unable to express it, or had a moment of frustration that made you wish you were somewhere else, I have very good news for you today.

You can beat stress in the next 60 seconds!!

First, a brief look at the situation you and I live in every day.

FACT: We read and hear more news in a day than our grandparents read in a year.

FACT: Our televisions help us experience a new level of stress by bringing horrifying pictures of catastrophe right into our living rooms.

FACT: Our lives are moving faster and are more crowded than ever before. This speed, combined with the pressure to do more, to achieve more, creates stress.

Perhaps your reasons for feeling stress are different. Illness, divorce, money woes, and a host of other 21st century ailments all create the same result _ stress that damages our bodies and robs us of the joy of living that we deserve.

NOW LET'S DO SOMETHING TO HELP YOU FEEL BETTER NOW!

It is time for the sixty-second stress solution!

No matter what is stressing you right now, and no matter where you are located, if you can find sixty seconds to yourself you can beat back the stress that is attacking you and feel better now. Here is what to do.

1 - Breathe Deeply

The first step is to clear your mind, and the best way to do that is to focus on your breathing. Without gasping for air in any way, take a series of ten deep breaths. The key here is to breathe in slowly, counting to five in your mind, and then exhale equally slowly, counting again to five in your mind.

During this mini deep breathing moment, you will probably have thoughts that enter your mind about what is stressing you now. That's normal and perfectly okay. Just don't embrace the thought. Let it in and let it float back out of your mind as you put your concentration on counting your breaths.

When you have reached ten deep breaths, simply breathe normally and move to step 2.

2. Put Someone Happy At The Front of Your Mind

Who makes you happy? It might be your husband, wife, child, best friend even a pet! No matter who that person is, put a picture of them in the front of your mind right now.

Now realize that the stress you felt before you began your sixty-second stress relieving session is nothing compared to the joy that the people in your life bring.

Very soon, you will see that person again. Very soon, you will enjoy their warm company. Very soon, you will have forgotten totally about what stressed you out, and throw yourself headlong into enjoying time with your special person.

Continue to put that person at the very front of your mind for a moment longer. Let his or her face crowd out every thought. Hold that for a moment longer.

Feels good, doesn't it?

3. Look at Your Watch or a Clock Right Now

Why look at a watch or clock? Why consider time, when a lack of time is one of the most common sources of stress known to humankind?

Because we live in the real world and must defeat stress, not run from it. And knowing how to think about time is one of the keys to beating stress forever!

The thing to think about just now is this, the stress you feel will not last forever. No matter what you are facing in life, one phrase covers it and can bring you great comfort. That phrase is "This too shall pass."

I suggest you make that your watchword as you live in a stress-filled world. Remember that no situation lasts forever, and you have the power (incredible power actually) to change your life and your situations.

No matter what you are facing, this too shall pass.

4. Make a Plan of Action

You have breathed in life and pictured your favorite person, and now you are feeling better. So how can we stop stress from re-invading your life and making you feel blue?

Having a plan of action is the key!

Please understand that I am not speaking of a life plan or setting goals or anything like that. What I am saying is to make a plan to break the cycle of stress.

You see - stress is a liar. It will try to convince you that it is in control, but the truth is that YOU are in control.

And since you are in control, you can make all sorts of wonderful choices, such as the following.

You can choose to leave stress at work. You can choose to not listen to stressful thoughts.

And when you choose, you have made a plan. The act of choosing is perhaps your most powerful weapon in the war on stress.

So, what are you choosing today?

There you have the sixty-second stress solution. You can choose this solution at home, at work, on a trip, or anywhere at all.

Anytime you feel stress knocking on the door of your mind you can send him running away by using your newfound skill, the sixty-second stress solution.

Carolyn Matheson has over 25 years of experience at helping people manage stress in their lives. Now she has compiled her best advice into a short, easy to read eBook that will help you experience more peace and joy than ever before. You can sleep better, work better and feel better starting today! Stress free living is possible. Carolyn even offers a FREE newsletter to help you get started! Visit her today at http://www.areustressed.com/

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