My 3 step process for relieving stress

3 Steps to Relieve Stress in 10 Minutes

Do you ever have those moments where there’s so much going on at once you can barely hear yourself think? Your mental to-do list keeps rattling off in your head, and you don’t know how to make it stop. This happens to me all to often. Luckily, I created a 3 step stress relieving plan that helps me to regroup and relax.

Step One:

The first thing I do is journal. I have a list of go-to journal prompts, but sometimes I just write a list of things I’m grateful for or get out everything that’s bothering me. Journaling not only forces you to unplug and recharge, but it helps you begin to problem solve.

Step Two:

Next, I take a few moments to quiet my mind through meditation. I personally recommend doing this every single day to prevent your brain from overloading. It only takes a quick 3-5 minute meditation to completely change your mood. Remember, it’s called a meditation practice so you may not be perfect at first. If you have thoughts or feelings come up, acknowledge them and let them go.

Step Three:

You’ve gotten everything out and on paper and you’ve enjoyed a few minutes of silence. Already, you should be feeling 80% better! So lastly, what I do is write down an affirmation to keep in mind throughout the day in case things get tough again. Stand in wonder-woman pose, and repeat your affirmation 3 times out loud! It sounds so silly and so ridiculous, you’ll at the least have a little laugh. Studies have shown that by standing in wonder woman pose, we instantly feel more confident. So, get in position and confidently declare your affirmation for the day!

Why this works for me:

I tend to get stressed frequently throughout the week. Sometimes, I am guilty of sweating the small stuff. Using this quick sequence helps me snap out of the stress quickly! It only takes 10 minutes, but by the end of it I feel level-headed, confident, and ready to take everything on!

Related: I am Enough – 77 powerful self-love affirmations, 55 journal prompts, and a guided relaxation meditation

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1 Comment

Candice · January 23, 2018 at 11:34 am

Love this blog post! It confirmed everything I was currently doing to relieve stress! It’s great to know I’m on track and that I’m not alone. Thanks for sharing these awesome tips

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