Yoga on the go Take five-minute stretch breaks throughout the day to release the tension in your body. Get some distance When possible walk away from a stressful situation and return a few minutes later. The break will help improve your perspective. Meditation Close your eyes and clear your mind. Breathe deeply and count to one, exhale, repeat, count to two, and so on up to 10 focusing only on the sound of your breathing. Repeat. Do for five to 10 minutes to begin and end your day with clarity. Deep breathing When stressed, people tend to hold their breath. Close your eyes, inhale deeply through your nose and count to five. Gently exhale. Visualise the stress leaving your body. Repeat several times. Unwind Close your eyes and visualise a mental body scan. Mentally relax the areas of your body that feel tense or tight. Let go Gently roll your neck, flex and unflex your hands, swing your arms, march in place, roll your shoulders backwards and forwards, tighten and release the muscles of your face. Multitask in moderation Concentrate on finishing one task before moving on to another. Exercise and eat well A healthy body is more adept at keeping stress at bay. Regular exercise releases chemicals that help maintain internal balance. A nourishing diet full of fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains and lean protein maintains health and rejuvenates the body. Talk it out Let your friends know what's stressing you. If the stress persists or you feel extremely agitated, seek the professional help of a trained counsellor. Sleep A well-rested body is better equipped to deal with life's hiccups. A regular sleep schedule will keep the mind and body refreshed. Get a little Zen Accept what you can't change and change what you can.