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I have a very stressful life at the moment. Stuff that can't be changed for right now. Ways to destress?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Stress
If you can find a quiet place - do so.
Breath in slowly & deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. If you haven't been assessed for your panic/ anxiety - that would be prudent. Take care !

In brief: Stress
If you can find a quiet place - do so.
Breath in slowly & deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. If you haven't been assessed for your panic/ anxiety - that would be prudent. Take care !
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Look on lighter side
1) Accept that some days UR the pigeon &some days the statue; 2) Keep UR words soft &sweet just in case U have to eat them; 3) If U lend someone $20 &never see them again, it was probably worth it; 4) When everything's coming UR way U R probably in the wrong lane; 5) Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once; 6) Nobody cares if U can't dance well, just get up &dance! Ref:What's Up mag, 2015

In brief: Look on lighter side
1) Accept that some days UR the pigeon &some days the statue; 2) Keep UR words soft &sweet just in case U have to eat them; 3) If U lend someone $20 &never see them again, it was probably worth it; 4) When everything's coming UR way U R probably in the wrong lane; 5) Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once; 6) Nobody cares if U can't dance well, just get up &dance! Ref:What's Up mag, 2015
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Stay active
Exercise is a great way to relieve stress.
Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders.

In brief: Stay active
Exercise is a great way to relieve stress.
Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Meditation
Find a quiet place where you can be undisturbed for 5-20 minutes.
Close your eyes and take slow deep breaths, inhaling through your nose and exhaling through your mouth. "hyper-focus" on listening to the sounds of your breaths, visualizing the air molecules entering and leaving your lungs. Practice this daily (or more frequently if necessary) for improving mental clarity and decreasing stress.

In brief: Meditation
Find a quiet place where you can be undisturbed for 5-20 minutes.
Close your eyes and take slow deep breaths, inhaling through your nose and exhaling through your mouth. "hyper-focus" on listening to the sounds of your breaths, visualizing the air molecules entering and leaving your lungs. Practice this daily (or more frequently if necessary) for improving mental clarity and decreasing stress.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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