Stress is simply life changing before us, events that require our attention and sometimes our response. When we are ‘on our game’ we stay relaxed and focused. But if we feel burdened, the very same scenario can quickly trigger distress; our minds shift into anxiety or panic and no longer function efficiently. The key is to continue to practice relaxation throughout the day, to keep our mind calm, even in the midst of chaos.

Here is a simple relaxation visualization that you can take during a ten-minute break to restore a state of calm and relaxation to your mind.