Three Simple Steps For Breaking Stress & Commanding Instant Focus, Relaxation, and Productivity in Less Than 2 Minutes

You will always have stress in your life.  The problem is that most people don't know the most effective way for handling stress.  In a recent guest post, David Rendall explained why you need more stress, and how you can recharge your mind and body. 

For anyone who's an entrepreneur, day trader, or high-performer in any activity, it's vital to develop the skill of recognizing the reasons why you get stressed out, then put together a game-plan for handling that stress.  Those that are close to me know that I work great under pressure, but I let stress build up for so long that it tears my body down to the point of getting physically sick.

The 100/10/10 Exercise

As I come to the end of a 120 day “working marathon sprint”, I've not only made huge strides in my businesses, but I've learned a hell of a lot.  And I'd like to share one trick I've been practicing called the 100/10/10 exercise.

The 100/10/10 exercise is something I came up with as a quick, simple, and reliable way of breaking stress and tension.  This exercise is a great way to regain focus and increase your productivity exponentially.

Can you remember a time when you were so stressed out it felt like your head could explode?  Well, what do you do in those moments?  Yell at your kids, spouse, employees, or co-workers?  Next time that happens I invite you to use the 100/10/10 exercise…

Allow yourself to take about 100 seconds to take 10 deep breaths.  During each breath, think of one thing you're grateful for.  This may sound kind of cheesy, but trust me it works!

Next time you're stressed out, don't lash out at the person sitting next to you.  Instead, just remember these 3 easy steps:

Step 1
– Sit down and allow yourself to be still for around 100 seconds (Anyone can take 1.66 minutes for themselves)

Step 2
– Take a very deep breath through your mouth while extending your belly so you can take in as much air as possible (repeat for 10 breaths) 

Step 3 – For each breath, think of one thing you're thankful for.  You don't have to force or obsess over something; just view an image of the thing you're thankful for.

Has this worked for you?

About the Author

Chris Dunn is the founder of Skill Incubator. He is an active investor and entrepreneur with the mission of helping people learn Skills to thrive in today's economy. Chris spends his time testing and building multiple streams of income and investing the profits. Read more here.