CLEO (Malaysia) - - BODY & SOUL -

When you’re too emo­tional to tackle the chal­lenge pos­i­tively, try a short-term fix in­stead. Five min­utes of belly-breath­ing can trick your brain into think­ing that it’s su­per Zen. Also, pound­ing the pave­ment for half an hour or jour­nalling in a diary are much bet­ter band-aids than hav­ing a drink or fu­tile Face­book ses­sion. Stud­ies have also shown that help­ing some­one else not only makes you seem nice, but re­duces your stress lev­els by tak­ing the fo­cus off your own per­sonal sh*tstorm for a mo­ment.

Set a time limit so you don’t feel like you’re run­ning away from the prob­lem. Once the time’s up, face the pain again.

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