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Feeling Stressed? Take a Fiver (video)

I recently had one of those days where I felt overtired, overworked and overcooked? Rather than succumb to my ego’s desire to drink an espresso and charge forward with my work day, I chose to listen to my ~ing and take a fiver. Taking a fiver is an old-school Gabby tool that I turn to often. A fiver is the simple exercise of stepping away from whatever you’re doing to take a five minute break and recalibrate your thoughts and energy. You can take five minutes for deep breathing, five minutes for a cup of tea, a five minute walk around the corner etc. It’s that simple! Sometimes a fiver is all we need to invite spirit back into our day and allow a miraculous shift to occur. Today when you’re ready for a fiver watch this vlog:)

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Gabby Bernstein

Featured in the New York Times Sunday Styles section as "a new role model," motivational speaker, life coach and author Gabrielle Bernstein is making her mark. Expanding the lexicon for the next generation spiritual seekers, Gabrielle is a #1 bestselling author of the book Add More ~ing to Your Life – A hip guide to happiness, and Spirit Junkie, A Radical Road to Self-Love and Miracles. In 2008 she launched her social networking site for young women to find mentors. HerFuture's growing community exceeds 12,000 members.


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4:01PM PDT on Aug 21, 2011

So very true! :)

9:54AM PDT on Aug 21, 2011

i like to go outside when i can ( at work) and take a quick walk around; also i like doing some eye exercises, circles, corner to corner, etc. helps with eye-strain and headaches :)

3:11PM PDT on Aug 19, 2011

yep u right a little break help.s

2:58PM PDT on Aug 19, 2011

Well, all I have to say is that Video gave me almost a 5 minute break.

1:44PM PDT on Aug 19, 2011

Ah, a 5 minute break. sounds lovely.

12:14PM PDT on Aug 19, 2011

Thank you!

8:22AM PDT on Aug 19, 2011

People should be laughing and enjoying the day with every chance they get.Say goodbye to morning blue.

7:40AM PDT on Aug 19, 2011

if there is a park nearby, I like to de-stress by simply sitting on the swings and gently swinging with my eyes closed. it is like floating/flying; just play! it is awesome!

7:38AM PDT on Aug 19, 2011

very hip

12:50AM PDT on Aug 19, 2011


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