Here Are 17 Ways to Destress in 5 Minutes

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Stress is one of the most common causes of disease, fatigue and even relationship problems. When left unchecked, stress can wreak havoc on every area of your life, so it’s essential to manage your emotions and make relaxation a priority.

De-stressing means different things to different people. For some, it could mean sitting back and watching a comedy show, while for others, it could look like a brisk walk around the park.  

How you destress doesn’t matter—only that you do. In today’s culture of “busy,” it can cause even more stress to try to fit some relaxation time into an already jam-packed schedule, so quick and efficient stress-fighting technique are essential.

Take a look at these 17 simple suggestions for de-stressing in just a few minutes.


Disrupt your patterns

Although many of the exercises on this list will help you disrupt negative thoughts, you could also try following the advice of author and speaker Tony Robbins, who suggests speaking words like “stop” or “it’s a beautiful day” out loud to put an end to negative thought patterns in seconds.

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