Get rid of stress in 5 minutes with this hack


The trick to turning even the most stressful day into a peaceful one? Focusing on your breathing. And you don't need a long meditation sesheven just five minutes will make a difference. Whether you do this exercise in the morning or at night, it will not only tune you into the world around you but also to what's going on in your body. You can find all different breathing practices but we like this one that's short and sweet...

If you're having trouble relaxing enough to get into the right mindset for the breathing exercises, pull out your phone and find a playlist on Spotify or YouTube. This will help you center yourself instantly because it drowns out everything around you with soothing music.

There are countless songs on YouTube specifically for deep meditation but sometimes these videos can last for more than an hour. Here are two videos that are quick but just as soothing.

You don't even have to listen to the "traditional" meditation songs or videos. Some chill EDM could do the trick, as well. The channel ChillYourMind has a ton of playlists that you can listen to (they're also on Spotify). Plus, Spotify has its own playlist called chill.out.brain where you can get inspo to create your own meditation mix.

How do you relax when you're stressed? Tell us in the comments below!

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by Nicole Eggleston | 6/17/2017