HEALTHY LIVING
10/23/2012 08:39 am ET | Updated May 10, 2013

Stress Relief: Tips To De-Stress In A Minute Or Less

You've got your stress-management routine down pat.

You exercise to reap the benefits of lasting endorphins. You try to steer clear of foods that make you feel blue and eat plenty of the ones that make your brain happy. Perhaps you've even committed to a meditation practice.

But then, it happens. Something rubs you the wrong way, a plan falls through, your deadline is changed. And in the heat of the moment, despite all of your preventive efforts, you're feeling overwhelmed.

These instances are inevitable. The way you react, however, is not. When stress hits, you can either lose your marbles or handle the overload with grace. We've come up with seven short-term fixes to help you accomplish the latter, even if you only have a minute.

Try one (or two, or seven) of these effective, do-anywhere tips and then let us know what other stress-busters you have up your sleeve in the comments section below.

7 Ways To De-Stress In A Minute Or Less

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