Stress is something that will keep you from who you truly are. Stress is what will keep you from having all that you desire. Stress is propelled by lower vibrations of frustration, impatience, feeling overwhelmed, discouragement, hurriedness, pressure, etc. Stress affects your body and your mind in so many negative ways that it ages you much quicker than nature does. If you can learn to control your stress through anti-stress procedures then you can greatly improve your life and gain the ability to focus on how you really want your life to be.
In moments of stress, it is important to take a moment to focus on your breath. Focusing on your breath is one of the easiest and quickest ways to calm yourself. It makes you have to take your attention from what is stressing you out and place it firmly on a simple and natural action that you do automatically.
Being mindful in the moment and placing your focus on your breath, noticing the action of taking a long deep breath in and a slow long deep breath out while maintaining a rhythmic pattern, will very quickly lower blood pressure, calm the frenzy of your mind and slow the blood flow in your body. You will achieve a calmness very quickly if you can focus on your breath until you come to the place of calmness. It is important that you do this procedure for at least 2-3 minutes. The longer the better.
Once you have quieted your mind and your body, return to the physical world and place your focus again on the situation that had you stressed out. You will be more clear minded and calm and this will allow you to move forward through the experience calmly rather than in a stressed out and frenzied manner. Repeat focusing on your breath as many times as you need to. It may bring added comfort, depending on the circumstances, to add a prayer or words of gratitude focusing on the blessings in your life while you are focusing on your breath. Amen