Do you remember back when you were little, with carefree summers? All you had to do was play all day and be home in time for dinner. No stress at all in your childhood lives.
Do something that reminds you of those times. Slow it down a little.
Another way to reduce stress is practicing yoga along with some breathing techniques.
Lie on the floor and put a blanket (rolled a couple times) right at your lower back.
Place both feet flat on the floor and take about 5 easy breaths.
*Inhale to prep, exhale, and draw your right knee in towards your chest. Hold for 3-5 breaths, exhale, and lower the leg back down the the floor. Repeat on the left leg and alternate for 3-5 sets.
Roll the blanket the rest of the way up, and place it right at your shoulder blades.
Start with knees bent, and raise arms overhead. Hold for 3-5 breaths. Slowly straighten out your legs. Reach your body in opposite directions, but still try to keep your shoulders depressed from your ears. Hold pose for another 5 breaths.
Remove the blanket and lie in relaxation pose, in a supine position with your legs and arms open and relaxed.
Focus on your breath for 2-3 minutes.
Visualize a warm glowing light appearing at the top of your head and your breath slowly moves it down your body. It warms and relaxes you as it spreads to your toes. Continue to lie there focusing on the easy breath for another 2-3 minutes after your visual light exercise.
Now go play outside and I’ll see you at dinner time.
*Never force your stretches and always consult with your doctor before starting any new exercise program.