Simple mindfulness techniques can help you manage stress and achieve more balance in your life. Set aside a period every day to practice deep breathing exercises. Often it is suggested a quiet cyclic breath for 20-30 seconds would suffice.
Mindfulness involves the process of developing the skill of transforming one’s attention to the current and in the present moment. There are several meditation exercises designed to develop mindfulness. One method is to sit on a straight-backed chair or sit cross-legged on the floor, close eye’s and bring attention to either the sensations of breathing in the proximity of one’s nostrils or to the movements of the abdomen when breathing in and out.
Focus on breathing deeply down into your tummy using your diaphragm to expand your lungs entirely. This helps you to de-stress and promotes relaxation.