10 min­utes stress Less to...

Did you know it’s Stress Aware­ness Month? With so many of us over­do­ing it, here’s how you can re­duce your stress lev­els…

Look (UK) - - HEY BUSY GIRL -

1 Cut Your Com­mute Driv­ing, sit­ting in traf­fic and be­ing rammed into some­one’s armpit on the train – stud­ies have proven these are all things sure to grind your gears. Cut out one com­mute a week by set­ting your alarm and walk­ing. Not pos­si­ble? Take a brisk walk dur­ing your lunch break twice a week.

2 Take A Break We of­ten stress over things we’re not in con­trol of. We’re not say­ing ig­nore that credit card bill in­def­i­nitely, but give your­self ‘worry time’ of a cou­ple of hours a day, then don’t think about it un­til the next one.

3 Med­i­ta­tion Yo­gis swear by it, and now sev­eral com­pa­nies are in­tro­duc­ing morn­ing med­i­ta­tion as a way to al­le­vi­ate work­place stress. Spend five min­utes ev­ery morn­ing sit­ting on the floor or a chair, eyes closed, fo­cus­ing on clear­ing your mind. We also like the Headspace app (free, IOS).

4 Say No More Of­ten turn down in­vites to spend time on your­self – and don’t feel guilty. even if it’s one night a week to chill out with towie and a bath, that kind of down­time re­ally helps.

5 Laugh A Lot Ac­tively laugh­ing has been proven to be a good stress-buster. We’re a huge fan of @girl­with­no­job for the best daily meme in­spo, or check out @look­magazine. We’re just so funny.

Take a break and laugh with friends

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