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Yesterday I realized I was storing all of my stress in my neck, shoulders and face. I bet you're doing it right now.

 

Mid-morning, I found myself pushing to meet some deadlines. Push, push, push.

 

 

I've previously mentioned we're having our kitchen remodeled. Pound, pound, pound. Drill, drill, drill.

 

 

Phone calls...ring, ring, ring.

 

 

Deliveries at the door...ring, ring, ring, bark, bark, bark.

 

 

While tapping on the computer keys, I noticed a crick in my neck. What is that all about?

 

 

I'm stressing and I've got to do something about it.

 

 

Before relaxing, crunch your forehead with as many worry wrinkles as you can manage. Shrug your shoulders up to your ears and tense your upper back like you do when someone is trying to put an ice cube down the back of your shirt.

 

 

Now...

 

 

Try to remove all stress from your forehead by relaxing it. Allow your eyebrows to drop down as close to your lips as you can manage.

 

 

Allow your jaw to relax so much that your teeth cannot touch.

 

 

One deep breath, in.....hold....out.

 

 

Imagine the back of your neck is pliable like Jell-O.

 

 

Allow your shoulders to relax and let gravity gently pull them towards earth.

 

 

One deep breath, in.....hold....out.

 

 

Roll your shoulders backwards three or four times, forward three or four times.

 

 

Allow your shoulders to relax and let gravity gently pull them towards earth.

 

 

One deep breath, in.....hold....out.

 

 

Were you more tense than you thought?

 

 

Gently back to work or take a break and go for a walk.

 

 

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