Need to STOP stress now?

Step 1  Remove yourself from the stressful situation, if possible. Take a walk, go to a quiet spot, if that’s not possible go to step two or do any of the steps that feel comfortable.

Step 2  Make a positive decision.  Very very slowly say to yourself: “I want to calm down”, very slowly: “I am calm, when I am calm I can get a better result.”

Step 3  Centre yourself in your body and focus your mind totally on the following activity: Take a very slow deep breath in; while counting to three, then breathe out counting to four. Now place one hand on your chest and one hand on your bellybutton and breathe like this for about five minutes.


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Twelve steps to less stress now

 The basics

  • Go to bed in time to get three hours sleep
  • Eat three healthy meals every day – if you have no appetite make them small
  • Get 30 minutes of hard exercise per day

Be realistic

  • Set a small goal that you can achieve today
  • Be practical about how much you can get done in a day


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