Exercises to help with stress and attitude



It’s that time of the year!  Stress can easily take over, even in the midst of all the holiday cheer.  The following exercises are taken from Ten Actions You Can do Today to Start Taking Back Your Life, Avatar.

Exercise 1:  Talk a walk, notice something, and decide how you would describe it.

Time:  10 minutes.  Expected results:  Calming, increase in energy.

Exercise 2:  Pick a frequent worry and outline the sequence of thoughts that lead up to that worry.  Deliberately think the thoughts in sequence until the worry fades.

Time:  5+ minutes.  Expected results:  recovered energy.

Exercise 3:  Make a list of all the incomplete projects you have.  Prioritize the list.

Time:  30+ minutes  Expected results:  recovery of attention.

Exercise 4:  Climb or more flights of stairs and before each step whisper something you are grateful for.

Time:  30+ minutes.  Expected results:  sense of grace

Exercise 5:  Deliberately do a good deed for someone without being found out.

Time:  30+ minutes.  Expect results:  increased sense of self-respect


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