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Stress Relief Exercises for the New Year

If you know anything about College Hunks, you know that we’re committed to helping you live the stress-free life. What you might not know, though, is that our commitment goes further than just providing great services. At College Hunks, we want to make sure that you stay stress-free all the time. To do that, we’ve come up with a list of practical, stress-blocking exercises to help you stay calm all year long, no matter the situation. Enjoy!

Take a deep breath. This one seems simple, but it’s surprisingly effective. When things start to go wrong or you begin to get upset, try taking a few deep breaths. The increased oxygen flow to your brain will create a soothing sensation in your mind. Plus, this can be done anywhere at any time (unless you’re swimming underwater).

Stretch out. You don’t necessarily have to limber up for a triathlon, but try reaching up and back for a few seconds or gently rocking your head from side to side. This will increase the blood flow throughout your torso, neck and head which, in turn, will help you think more clearly about whatever situation you’re in.

Drink water. This exercise has two benefits. First, you’re able to think more clearly when you’re properly hydrated. Second, if you’re at work and feeling overwhelmed, a trip to the water cooler can help you step back from all the chaos so you can mentally regain control.

Think “big picture.” Often times, our day-to-day stress comes from a million little things rather than one big problem. When something happens and you feel as though you’re about to get worked up over it, try to think of the broad topic that covers that problem. For example, if you’re upset about something at work, try to think about your job as a whole, including the parts of the job that you like. Or, you could think even broader than that, and think about life in general. Why are you working in the first place? To support a family? Then, think about them and the happiness that comes with having them in your life. When you put your problems into perspective, you’ll see that the day-to-day stressors seem much less significant.

Now that you have these exercises at your disposal, it won’t matter what’s going on around you, you’ll be able to stay stress-free in 2012. If you want to stay stress-free by clearing your home, office or storage unit of clutter, click here to check us out!