A Quick Way to Relieve Stress Right Now

October 3, 2012 | By | Comments (2)


Think you’re more stressed than your mom was at your age? You’re probably right. A new study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology shows that the stress levels of American women have increased 18% over the past 26 years. Women in their 20s report higher levels of anxiety than does any other age group in the country. (Fortunately, the research also shows that stress lessens with each decade: Retirees are some of the least stressed of all.)

To free yourself (temporarily) of whatever burden is bothering you, try a quick Walking Meditation. Simply inhale as you take four steps, then exhale for four steps. Repeat for at least three minutes (the longer, the better). Work up to six to eight steps per inhale and exhale.

You’ll be surprised by how much better you feel. (Maybe even calmer than your Grandma was when she was your age!)

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