There are countless techniques for preventing stress. Yoga and meditation work wonders for improving our coping skills. But who can take a moment to chant or meditate during a job interview or a disagreement with your spouse? For these situations, you need something more immediate and accessible. That’s when quick stress relief comes to the rescue.
The speediest way to stamp out stress is by engaging
one or more of your senses—your sense of sight, sound, taste, smell,
touch, or movement—to rapidly calm and energize yourself.
The key to practicing quick stress relief is
learning what kind of sensory input helps your particular nervous
system find calm and focus quickly. Everyone responds to sensory input a
little differently, so an awareness of your preferences is essential
for reducing stress.
Get a pice of chewing gum.
Get a dog rubber toy you can bite on and try to destroy it.
Get a dog.