Learn to relax

Throughout the day, take “minibreaks.” Sit down and get comfortable, slowly take a deep breath in, hold it, and then exhale very slowly. At the same time, let your shoulder muscles droop, smile, and say something positive like, “I am r-e-l-a-x-e-d.”

Source: Techniques of Stress Management @ Eddins Counseling Group: Personal and Career Counseling Services

image: Relax. by Annita Wheeler under Creative Commons license