The fall season is in full swing which means there’s probably more stress in your day. Here are 3 good stress busters from Dr. Oz of Oprah fame.
TAKE MORE RESTROOM BREAKS
It’s the one place—at work or at home—where no one will bother you. If you’re overwhelmed, steal away for a five-minute meditation break. Inhale deeply into your belly and try to focus on your breathing. You’ll emerge calmer, and maybe even more productive. Research shows that meditation can improve your ability to concentrate.
SHOW UP FIVE MINUTES EARLY
Everyone knows the feeling: You’re running late, stuck in traffic, glancing at your watch every 30 seconds in frustration. Give yourself extra time to get wherever you need to go. Being an early bird will kill stress by giving you more control over your day and your commitments.
CHANGE YOUR STRESS EATING
Instead of reaching for a bag chips or a cookie, eat healthy when things are a little out of control. Berries are naturally rich in vitamin C, which helps fight increased levels of cortisol, a stress hormone. A handful of pistachios can lower your blood pressure, which means less of a spike when you get that next rush of adrenaline.