***10 Easy Stress Busters*** By Your Houston Real Estate Professional

Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty

10 Easy Stress Busters, an excerpt from an article in First for Women, April 25, 2011.

  1. Make someone smile-- this evaporates tension.
  2. Reach for the sky -- exercise for at least 30 seconds reduces the stress hormone output.
  3. Put on comfy clothes/pj's -- reduces stress level in 60 seconds.
  4. Crunch on raw vegetables - chewing on crunchy foods puts out endorphins and slashes stress levels by up to 20 percent.
  5. Lower your voice -- talking softly reduces stress levels within two minutes.
  6. Open a window for 10 minutes twice daily cuts levels of carbon dioxide and ozone gases.
  7. Eat 1 oz chocolate -- the phenylethylamine in chocolate boots production of serotonin.
  8. Sneak in beans -- add 1 cup to your daily diet to quell chronic anxiety in as little as 72 hours.
  9. Cuddle up with a heating pad - can switch off stress in just two minutes (switches brain waves to positive feelings).
  10. Rub your ears -- a 5 minute ear massage stimulates nerve endings and lulls your parasympathetic nervous system in to a tranquil state.

Hope you can use these tips to reduce your stress level. 


Hope this flower made you smile (number one on the list).


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Donna Malone
Waterfront, Luxury, Family, Affordable, Cottage, Deals - Bridgewater, NS
Homes and Property for Sale Nova Scotia

Liz, I didn't know about the beans but an ear massage - oh yeah. Just pulling on your ear lobes 4 or 5 times reduces stress.

May 23, 2011 03:56 AM #1
Melanie Ross
Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific - Benicia, CA
Benicia CA & Vallejo CA Real Estate, 707-319-2828

Liz,  I like these stress busters.  Many of them I have never heard of.  No wonder I love to put my jammies on as soon I get home!!

May 23, 2011 08:53 AM #2
Liz Flint
Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty - Houston, TX
Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066

Hi Donna, I tried the ear massage, it is relaxing.

Hi Melanie, soft things next to your skin do soothe you don't they?

May 25, 2011 11:03 AM #3
Sussie Sutton
UTR Texas Realtors - Pearland, TX
UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.

Ifsomeone rubs my feet that will do it for me LOL!  And the flower did make me smile so pretty.

May 25, 2011 11:11 AM #4
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