Lowering Your Stress Level: From Relationship Rescue Manual. By Dr. Marty
It’s been a while since I shared material from my book: “Relationship Rescue Manual. Here is a quick and easy stress releaser that you can use. My premise is the lower your stress the better you’ll be able to respond to your partner. This is the first technique I offer in the book.
Try an exercise that I call a mini-meditation to help you further understand your state of mind. Find a quiet and comfortable place to sit (no television, radio, cell phone, etc.). Notice any tension you feel and where it is located. Rate the tension you feel on a scale of 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest). Close your eyes and take an easy breath in and gently let it out 2 or 3 times. Then sit quietly for 2 to 10 minutes. Gently open your eyes, look around and “re-enter the room.” Rate yourself again and notice any changes that have taken place.
This is really very simple. The key to developing habits is to make that change as easy as possible, the easier it is to do the more likely we are to develop the new habit.