Even one intentional deep breath can reduce stress levels by calming the 'fight or flight' sympathetic nervous system and stimulating .
The most effective form of deep breathing is called the nervous system sigh, where you take a double inhale through the nose and exhale fully out the mouth.
As toxic tension begins to accumulate, "recognize what's present," advises Standish. This consists of tension and anxiety.
Practice labeling it 'This is stress,' or even greeting it, to stimulate the rational regions of your brain and assist you in managing it more effectively.
It can be extraordinarily beneficial to shake it out when you are a massive bundle of tension.
Take a few minutes to put on an upbeat song and move however you'd like, emphasizing vigorous shaking where possible to signal to the body that you're safe.
Standish advises that when you are feeling anxious or your energy is constricting, rather than fixating on the negative.
It could be as easy as having access to the internet, flowing water, and affectionate people and animals.
Technology is so pervasive in everyday life that many unknowingly associate devices such as laptops and phones with work and tension.
Practicing a daily digital detox where you put away all screens and spend time in a tech-free environment will allow you to fully detach from stress.