Knock Out Stress Tip #10 – 5 Minute Techniques

Posted: November 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

Knocking out stress is a must! Just read this technique and will be working on these for my life!

Katie Overcash, LCSW/RYT200 - Charlotte, NC

clockAs a therapist, I’m often told by clients that they don’t have time to try any of my stress reduction tips.    I always challenge them by asking them if they have 5 minutes free in their day.  Maybe it’s when they’re in line at the grocery store, or stuck at a red light.  In almost every case, the client says yes.   Amazingly, that’s all the time you need to squeeze in a relaxation technique that will significantly improve your emotional and physical well-being.  Here are my top 5 five-minute relaxation techniques:

1)      Deep Breathing Exercises.  Here’s one that you can do anywhere.  Pick a comfortable spot where you can sit or lie down.  Breathe as deeply as you can, focusing on the oxygen going into your lungs.  Hold the breath for five seconds, and slowly exhale, focusing on the breath flowing out of your body.  Repeat as many times…

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