Or, here`s the next best thing to do. Fool your body into thinking you`re feeling great
First, we`re going to slowly ease that tension out of the body. Sit on a chair with legs crossed. Pretend that your ankle is a pen and use it to write the alphabet. Repeat with the other ankle.
Next, place your thumbs at the edge of your eyebrows, on each side of our head. Slide them up, stopping at the corner of the head, almost into the hairline. Press the thumbs into each side of the forehead; hold for a few seconds and then release. Repeat five times. By doing this, you release emotional stress because these pressure points are linked to the emotional centre of the brain.
Eat an orange. The vitamin C helps detoxify the body. Chewing on a handful of roasted cashew nuts can also be a good upper. Nuts contain magnesium and essential fatty acids that help boost moods.
Change the breathing. Lie on your back, with the fingertips of one hand nesting between the breastbone and the solar plexus. Place the other hand on the belly. Taking deep breath through your nose push out your stomach as you inhale, thus filling your lungs. Hold for a few seconds and then slowly exhale. As oxygen replenishes your brain, use your fingertips to lightly stimulate the calming areas of your body and you`ll feel more relaxed.
The brain believes in the images it receives. So creative visualisation can quickly top up your happiness levels. Imagine the sun sending heat and light to your arms and legs. Soak in that sensation and feel the joy slowly seeping in.
- The following stretching exercises help release tension. To make the most of each stretch, hold each position for 20 to 30 seconds and repeat each exercise two or three times.
- Slowly bend your head down and up, looking down at your chest and then up to the ceiling.
- Slowly bend your head side to side as though you are going to touch your ear to each shoulder, while keeping your shoulders down.
- Slowly rotate your head from side to side as though you are going to look over each shoulder.
- Interlace your fingers behind your head and press your elbows toward the wall behind you.
Do these exercises at least twice a day, and see and feel the difference. If they still don`t work, go and see your doctor. He might be able to suggest other ways to beat the stress, so that it does not affect your efficiency at work.