A 3 minutes Stress Release Practice

Do you have a great quick reset button that shifts your energy quickly, either to boost you up from feeling drained, or calm you down from feel ruffled?

This is great for when we want to have a way to shift out of certain feelings or emotions quickly so you can show up for the next person in your life. For example, have you ever needed to step out of a stressful phone meeting with your team or your boss, and now you have get back into your home and show up as mom or dad and be ready to jump into the right emotional space for your family?

You can build this quick simple practice into your day, especially during transition times. Transition times are the moments that bridge between different activities, or projects, or roles you play in life. Often you would be arriving at a new place, leaving a meeting, or starting a new activity such as going from eating lunch to your afternoon work day, returning home from work or a long commute, or the moments you turn the door knob to enter the room to meet a client (or press ‘launch meeting’ on a zoom or google meet session.)

3 minute Stress release practice

Part 1: Set an intention to calm yourself down and really sense and relax into the moment. Close your eyes and find your center. Then take 10 long deep breaths. In through your nose, out through your mouth. Focus on releasing any tension, negative feelings or emotions such as frustration, discomfort, fear, fatigue or anger.

Part 2: Continue with your eyes closed. Continue to focus on the word “release” for 2 more minutes. This time, in your mind quietly repeat the word “Release” as if it is releasing all thoughts, stress, and tension in your body and your life, even if it is for just 2 minutes.

Pick 1 or 2 regular transition times in your day and schedule this release practice into your calendar and what magic will unfold. You can’t do this because you don’t have time? Often, the feedback I get from people who tried this is the ability for them to sync up quickly with the energy in the room or family or situation is greatly improved, and they feel more joy from moment to moment too.