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Stress-free living by Infinite Ideas, Elisabeth Wilson; Infinite Ideas

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Instant ideas to slow you down fast

  • Take off your watch. Work to your own agenda
  • Leave a hole in your diary every day of the week. Use these gaps to relax
  • Set your alarm 15 minutes early and lie in bed
  • Plant some bulbs or herbs
  • Close your eyes: breathe in, breathe out. Do this nine times as often as you remember.
  • If you can’t cook an entire meal from scratch, peel a carrot, toss a salad or steam some broccoli to eat with your ready-meal
  • Bathe rather than shower
  • Stand on the escalators rather than walk
  • Take the bus rather than drive. Use the time to read a book or just stare out the window
  • Swap instant coffee for green tea. It’s only the power of suggestion that makes you feel more Zen, but it works.

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