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Shoo Away Stress

Stop stressing by going outside.  Spending just 10 minutes in nature cools the body’s stress response faster than other techniques.  Research found that nature makes you feel more relaxed and positive by refocusing your attention away from whatever is stressing you out.  It also reduces activity in an area of the brain that triggers sadness.  If the weather is bad keeping you inside listen to sounds of wind, rain, & water. Check out  Listening will slow your fight-or-flight response.

If you just don’t have 10 whole minutes today.  Walk out the front door and take 3 deep, cleansing breaths.  Doesn’t that feel better?

About Geraldine M. Brown MS, LPC, LIMHP (162 Articles)
I hold a Master's Degree in counseling. I am a licensed professional counselor and a licensed independent mental health practitioner. I have over 25 years of experience counseling people from all walks of life.

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