What Can I Learn in One Minute that Will Be Useful for the Rest of My Life?
Here are two quick and effective one-minute relaxation techniques that can be done anywhere…
1.Relax your lower jaw for one minute…close your eyes then open your mouth as widely as possible…let your lower jaw relax and rise slowly into a resting position without closing your mouth…concentrate on holding your lower jaw in that position for one minute, neither tightening or loosening your jaw muscles…
2.Control your breathing for one minute…close your eyes and relax your head and neck…breathe in through your nose slowly and deeply for 4 seconds, then exhale through your mouth slowly and evenly for 8 seconds…it’s fine to count the seconds silently to yourself as you do this
Force a smile.
When you wake up in the morning, go in front of the mirror and force yourself to smile
It will make you feel more happy and positive for starting the day.
It is scientifically proven that forcing a smile actually reduces your cortisol levels and helps reducing stress.
Thus next time you are feeling stressed or flustered, just let that mouth stretch into most forced of smiles. You are guaranteed to feel better.