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As tension mounts, avoid big, gulping breaths or choppy, high-speed breaths. Breathe evenly, drop your shoulders and do some relaxing head rolls. But don’t stop there: Find a friendly co-worker and tell a short, funny story. Relate a recent happy memory, from your kid’s Little League game to your delight at finding a $20 bill on the street. Don’t announce that you’re stressed. Instead, imagine you’re sitting on a porch on a crisp fall day shooting the breeze. As you gain pleasure from sharing your anecdote, your stress will melt away.
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