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Sandy Plone, Ph.D.
QUICK TIPS FOR STRESS-FREE LIVING
(Courtesy of The Ladies’ Home Journal)
BRAINy tips to minimize stress:
As soon as you start to feel stressed, take several deep breaths. It’ll
give you a brief time-out and keep you from acting impulsively.
While you breathe, repeat to yourself the word “relax” or
another mantra…this helps reduce muscle tension and fatigue.
Ask, “How would I rather
A positive question like this evokes calm, serene answers. These feelings
often become reality—we are what we think.
Calm, powerful, content, in control…and remember a time when you
felt that way. Your body will respond to those memories as though they’re
Notice the change
If you have done these simple thought exercises, you’ll have turned
a difficult situation into a soothing one, and your calmer feeling will
be it’s own reward!
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