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Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Is there anyone out there who doesn't feel stressed at some point during the day? We all deal with way too much stress in our lives. One stressful situation that occurs on an almost daily basis for anyone living in a metropolitan area is the stress of traffic. Being caught in a traffic jam, whether you need to be somewhere you have an appointment to keep or a backseat filled with complaining, hungry, irritable kids, sets those stress hormones soaring.

So here's a tip:

The next time you're stuck in traffic, practice some deep breathing exercises. Take a deep breath, then exhale slowly to the count of four. Do this several times. Deep breathing creates a road bloke against those stress-causing hormones. You've heard of the phrase fighting fire with fire? Now you can fight one road block with another road block.

And once you get out of that traffic jam, head to the store to buy yourself some lavender, mango, or lemon scents. These fragrances contain a chemical called linalool which helps banish stress when you inhale it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great idea to buy those scents.. thanks! Thelma Straw in Manhattan