Have you ever gotten stressed and fallen into an unproductive or ugly emotional state? Stress causes your ‘dinosaur-brain’ to trigger behaviours that are not very resourceful. Once you’ve gotten there, it can be difficult to have a productive day or regain your sense of calmness and control.
There is something you can do that activates your emotional reset buttons. The following approach is a general overall method to use when you realize you are experiencing emotional stress and it consistently works like magic. Let me show you how simple it is to release stress and light up your frontal cortex so that you can feel better, solve challenges more easily and make better decisions.
This activity utilizes certain acupressure points which literally act as emotional pressure release valves in order to reduce the amount of time stress hormones circulate through your body causing uncomfortable feelings.
Have you ever noticed when someone is stressed they often place their palm on their forehead? That is an unconscious attempt to release some stress because this is the area where the stress-release acupoints are located. There are a couple of secret tips to making this activity work especially well.
Even if you believe you can’t do step 2. very well, simply holding your palm lightly on your forehead for at least 30 seconds as you think about something that stresses you is helpful.
Be creative and use this emotional stress diffusion technique for any daily stressful situations. I learned it from taking Touch for Health® classes and everyone who teaches it (like me) are encouraged to share this precious tip. Activating your stress release valves regularly helps reduce reactivity to emotional triggers. People report they benefit from doing this in the morning to prepare for their day, before a performance or presentation, at night before going to sleep, and sharing it with people in their lives who stress them out!
Do this activity as often as needed!
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