3 Quick Ways to De-stress

Feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or even burned out? You’re not alone! In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to get bogged down by stress. But what if I told you there were simple techniques you could use to de-stress right now, wherever you are? I interviewed Kate Carson, a somatic coach, to get us some extra support right now. She shares 3 quick was to de-stress and calm your nervous system so you can relaxa.

Tool 1: The Hum of Relaxation

Our first technique is humming. It might sound simple, but humming can be surprisingly effective in reducing anxiety and promoting feelings of peace. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Inhale deeply through your nose, allowing your belly to expand.
  2. As you exhale, hum a long, slow tone.
  3. Hold your breath for a moment at the bottom of the exhale, feeling the stillness.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 for three cycles.

Notice how the humming vibration resonates throughout your body. This can help to release tension and promote feelings of calm.

Tool 2: Lymphatic Massage Magic

The lymphatic system plays a crucial role in eliminating toxins from the body. This gentle self-massage can help to stimulate lymphatic drainage and promote relaxation:

  1. Start at the right clavicle. Use light strokes, tapping, and three drags towards the heart, move to the left clavicle, and repeat.
  2. Glide down both sides of the neck with light strokes, tapping, and three drags down towards the collarbone.
  3. Move to the chin and jaw area. Use strokes from chin to ears, tapping, and three strokes upwards.
  4. Repeat on the smile lines with light strokes, tapping, and strokes towards the ears.
  5. Target the temples with strokes and tapping at the hairline, followed by strokes back towards the hairline.
  6. Finish at the back of the skull with strokes downwards towards the base of the neck.

As you perform this massage, pay attention to any areas of congestion or tension. You might also experience increased salivation, yawning, or gurgling in your belly – these are all signs that your body is responding positively.

Tool 3: Move Your Body, De-Stress Your Mind

This simple movement routine can help to release tension and bring your nervous system into a state of relaxation:

  1. Step forward with one foot and make circular movements with the other foot, then switch sides and repeat.
  2. Perform small, loose shoulder rolls forward and backward.
  3. Make tiny neck circles in both directions.
  4. Join your hands in front of you and make piston motions with your forearms while drawing small figure eights with your hands.
  5. Twist and turn your arms with loose, flowing movements.
  6. Perform hip circles in both directions.
  7. Do a low squat with your toes pointed inward, and make small knee circles.
  8. Mimic a cow pose by lowering your back with your chin forward, then arch your back and bring your chin to your chest like a cat.

Move slowly and deliberately, focusing on how each movement feels in your body. There’s no need to push yourself to the point of discomfort. By incorporating these simple practices into your daily routine, you can effectively manage stress and cultivate a sense of peace and calm. Which of these 3 quick ways to de-stress are you doing to try first?

Want to learn more? Check out the full YouTube video or visit Kate’s website at

https://www.nightbloomcoaching.com/ for more information on her work.

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