Whether you meditate or not, sometimes, life can get a bit too much for us all. You could be happily be going about your day when a colleague or boss says something that completely ruins your mood. Maybe you’re a student, and you suddenly realise you’ve got a deadline due in a couple of hours which you’re completely unprepared for? Perhaps you simply got out the wrong side of the bed, and you’re just having a bad day. Now and then, we all need a break when the stress gets too much. When this happens, here are some emergency stress relief videos you can engage in to get your back on track.
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5-Minute Emergency Calming
With this guided meditation easily found on YouTube, you’ll be instantly whisked away by the voice of Rick Clarke to a woodland setting where you can take a deep breath to re-centre yourself. Whether you’re at a desktop computer or using your smartphone and headphones, simply lock yourself away for five-minutes. With over 1.1 million views, that’s a lot of stress release over the last three years.
3-Minute Emergency Stress/Panic/Anxiety Release
Sometimes, you may not have a lot of time to spare, and you may be near a full-on breakdown. When this is the case, this is the guided meditation for you. Taking only three minutes to complete, you can almost instantly feel your body and mind relax from the stressful and doubtful place you once were. Now, you’ll be in a tranquil state of mind that allows you to get on with your day.
Release Muscle Tension
Whether you’re stressed out to the max or anxiety is hitting home, one of the first signs is your muscles. As soon as you realise the stress is mounting, you’ll feel your shoulders, your neck and your back start to seize up. As time goes on, you’ll feel the rest of your body start to feel the same. If you’re in need of a quick release, find a bathroom, close your office door or find a quiet space. Either sit in a chair with your back straight or lay on a bed or the floor.
From here, start at your forehead and clench the muscles while taking a deep breath. Hold for a moment and then release your breath while releasing your muscles. Work your way down your body, muscle by muscle. Releasing your breath at the same time you release your muscles is the key to success. In total, this practice shouldn’t take longer than 10-15 minutes. It’s also a great way to take your mind off things while returning to the present moment.
Take a Walk
Sometimes, being out and about is the best way to get moving and keep your mind active. You may not feel like walking or being out in public so if you know somewhere secluded and in nature, head there. Even if you find a grassy field or woodland, lay on the ground or sit with your back against the tree. As the saying goes, the fresh air will do you good.
Use a Meditation App
One of the most popular forms of meditating is using a guided meditation app. There is a variety to choose from, each with free and paid programs and subscribers. From personal experience, the Calm experience has a fantastic emergency session. These sessions vary from 2, 5 and 10-minutes and are perfect for washing away the stresses of your day.
We’d love to hear your thoughts! What was your experience with these emergency sessions? Do you have any tips or tricks that you found helpful for releasing stress? Do you have any advice for anyone else? Let us know in the comment section below! Don’t forget to share this article with your friends and family, you never who you may help!