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Coping with Stress at Work

Short Relaxation Exercise

Start by practicing relaxation 5-10 minutes a day - you'll notice the difference

NOTE: Do not do these exercises if they cause you to feel any pain.

For the following exercises, tense each muscle group for 5 to 7 seconds and then relax for 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat each exercise once or twice.

Notice the contrast between tension and relaxation.

You should be feeling relaxed from head to toe. Take a moment to enjoy the sensation. Try to remember this feeling so that you will now how you feel when you are completely relaxed. When you feel ready, open your eyes.

Do you know the signs of stress?

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Coping with Stress at Work

Revised: February 09, 2010

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