Take a Break: 30 seconds to a more relaxed you

June 21, 2010 by JoLynne Lyon

Think of a place where you feel happy and secure.

In 30 seconds you can:

Lean back, take slow deep breaths, close your eyes and think of a place where you feel peaceful and secure. Remember this place in great detail and continue taking slow deep breaths.


Lean back, take slow deep breaths, close your eyes, tighten all the muscles in your body and hold this tension for 10 seconds.  Let go, breathe out, and shake out the tension in your body.


Sit down with both feet on the ground, hands on your lap.  Breathe slowly in through your nose, out through your mouth. Focus on your breathing for 10
seconds. Repeat.

We’d like to thank Jeanie Peck for these snippets of wisdom. She provides mental health therapy for parents involved with the Up to 3 Early Intervention Program.

This is the last post in our “Take a Break” series. In July, a new “Celebrating the Americans with Disabilities Act” series will run every Monday, commemorating the 20th anniversary of the ground-breaking ADA law.

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