Stress relief in the now – an instant stress relief series: Naam Yoga Hand Trick

By Vahagn (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons Once again we go into the Yoga side of things even though this blog has the words “not actually yoga” in the title; but this is supposed to be a good trick to help you calm down instantly, so - oh well! Yoga is a …

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Stress relief in the now – an instant stress relief series: Eagle Pose

By lululemon athletica (Flickr: Yoga Journal Conference) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons. We know that yoga is supposed to be the best way to relax, I’m sure there are people who would say that it is the ultimate way to relax. For those of you who don’t really practice yoga and are not familiar …

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Stress relief in the now: Eat a Banana or a Potato

Don’t ask me why but for some reason the internet is filled with potatoes, I mean I like potato chips as much as the next, but come on. According to urban dictionary it is a way to describe something of low quality like a microphone, as in, “This sounds so bad it’s like it was recorded …

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Stress relief in the now – an instant stress relief series: Swimming (Swim away from the stress)

By The original uploader was Eloquence at English Wikipedia (Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons.) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons So we’ve all heard about how swimming is a great way to lose weight, you to use pretty much your entire body to stay afloat and to move forward (or backward if you wanted). There …

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Stress relief in the now – an instant stress relief series: Getting a houseplant

By Tangopaso (Self-photographed) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons A long time ago in the way back when, I wrote a post about how looking at greenery can help reduce stress. However there may be instances when for some reason you can’t look at greenery, maybe you live in a dense part of the city and …

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Stress relief in the now – an instant stress relief series: Eat a little snack

Jeffrey O. Gustafson at the English language Wikipedia [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons Everyone likes to have a little snack every now and then, it doesn’t matter if you’re a non-vegetarian, a vegetarian or a vegan; we all like a snack. The thing is most people look down on snacking because: There are people …

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Stress relief in the now – an instant stress relief series: Progressive Muscle Relaxation

By Denise Zanardi (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 es], via Wikimedia Commons Stress relief techniques are all well and good but there are times when you are faced with a situation where your stress just starts to build up exponentially like during an entrance exam, when you organise an important event, during a driving test, …

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