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Managing Stress

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Nutritional information

Relaxation
Stress Management
Breathing

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Managing Stress

The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.

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Stress can, if unmanaged, significantly influence the impact of your work. Therefore, understanding how to manage stress is important.

One method that helps reduce the butterflies in your stomach is deep breathing. To get the most from these sessions, practice this short routine on a regular basis.

Thanks to believeperform.com for their help with this recipe.

Steps

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Close your eyes and regulate your breathing by starting to feel the centre of your stomach.

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Put both hands on your stomach and feel it go up and down for twenty seconds.

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Control your breathing through your nose and out your mouth. This must be a smooth transition that flows as a rhythm.

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Think back to your best performance and recall all the positive feelings that you had. During this recall think of all the positive emotions and the impact they had on your body. You should now be relaxed.

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Concentrate on your stomach and feel it go up and down slowly.

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Try and imagine you are inside your stomach and see how it feels. If it is tight try and make it relax, imagine you are stroking it.

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Next, bring some colours into your thinking and make them float inside your stomach. Do this for ten seconds.

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Now tighten the muscles in and around your stomach and relax them after ten seconds.

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Reintroduce the colours into your stomach for ten seconds and see how you feel.

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For the final three to five minutes imagine you are at the seaside, the sun is out, the sea is calm and you are relaxing in the sand. Keep this in your mind and smile.

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