What can women do when it feels like there’s no way to get away fromthe stressor? for example, say you have a toxic living situation with a roommate, but you can’t move because you’ve signed a lease.
If your stress is related to another person, finding forgiveness—changing your thoughts and energy around that person—can lower stress. You can say to yourself, i don’t like how you’re acting, but i’m going to seek to see that you may not be well and that
Unplugging in a Minute
“this short breathing exercise affects the nervous system by changing your oxygen levels,” says bernstein. “one minute can change your mood.” inhale for 10 seconds, hold your breath for 10 seconds, exhale for 10 seconds. repeat once. OCTOBER 2016 Cosmopolitan