Stress Busters

So many of us are bombarded by countless stressors; it can be daunting to find a peaceful moment between the internal noise in our head and the external noise at home, at work, or on the street . To give yourself a dose of the calming chemicals that keep our thoughts and feelings at ease, we’ve got to take breaks throughout the day. A break as short as one minute can help. In that time, breathe in and out, each for the count of three, while placing your hand just below your navel. Allow your body to relax with each exhale. If you have five minutes to spare, give yourself a message by applying pressure to any muscle-knots with your fingertips, using long and light strokes. With ten minutes on your hands, sit in a quiet room and picture yourself in a calming, happy place. Start by imagining the colors that surround you, and finish by letting go of intrusive thoughts. To read about some other easy stress busters, click here.

By Carrie Rattle

Carrie Rattle is a Principal at, a website for women focused on mind and money behaviors. She has worked in the financial services industry for 20+ years and hopes to inspire women to better prepare themselves for financial independence. Read More