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Easy Stress Relief: 5 Ways To Decompress In Just 5 Minutes

Woman sitting on couch laughing, feet on coffee table
Woman sitting on couch laughing, feet on coffee table

In our new series, "Time Out," we'll be sharing ways to make stress relief fit your schedule -- no matter how much or little time you have. Whether it's one minute or a whole day, there are easy, accessible de-stressors to help you unwind and recharge, no extra money or energy involved.

On a particularly hectic day, it might feel like you don't have even a moment to spare to take a quick refresher and step away from your email, kids or all the other responsibilities demanding your attention. A full five minutes to decompress may seem unthinkable. But really, five minutes is less than 1 percent of your day -- and taking that time to unwind can go a long way in helping you return to your activities feeling calm, centered and more productive.

Finding ways to reduce tension and anxiety should never add to your stress: Try these easy, do-anywhere de-stressors in the slideshow below to help calm your mind and body in just five minutes. Only got a minute? Click here.

Tell us: What's your favorite quick stress reliever? Share your thoughts in the comments or Tweet @HealthyLiving.

5 Ways To De-Stress In 5 Minutes