In My View - Reducing Stress
Published 18:46 on 26 Jan 2020
- 1.Reduce stress with a 5-minute mindful breathing exercise
- Find a relaxed, comfortable position. You could be seated on a chair or on the floor on a cushion. Keep your back upright, but not too tight. Hands resting wherever they're comfortable.
- Tune into your breath. Feel the natural flow of breathin, out. You don't need to do anything to your breath. Not long, not short, just natural. one breath at a time. When one breath ends, the next breath begins.
- Be kind to your wandering mind. Now as you do this, you might notice that your mind may start to wander. You may start thinking about other things. If this happens, it is not a problem. It's very natural. Just notice that your mind has wandered. And then gently redirect your attention right back to the breathing.
- Stay here for five minutes. Notice your breath, in silence. From time to time, you'll get lost in thought, then return to your breath.
- 2.Write a list of three things you're grateful for
Spend a few minutes making a quick note of three things that you are grateful for, such as a helpful husband, your lovely dog or holiday you've just booked.
If you do this for 21 consecutive days, your brain will get into the habit of optimistic thinking as opposed to negative, according to psychologist Shawn Achor and author of The Happiness Advantage
I found a brilliant thought-provoking quote from Daniel Kahneman, Author of Thinking, Fast and Slow 'nothing in your life matters as much as you think it does while you're thinking about it' Have a healthy and successful 2020
Brad Ainsworth, Director of Cathedral Wealth Management, Chichester
Director of Chichester Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Last updated 18:48 on 26 January 2020