Counseling Practice of

Jessica Loftus, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

National Certified Career Counselor

(708) 448-1306


Easy Ways to Ease Stress

Breathe deeply and slowly for one minute.

Try doing the unpleasant task for only five minutes. Stop after five minutes if necessary.  However, you will often find that you are motivated to finish the task.

Affirm that I will not “should” on myself today.  Shoulds put unnecessary pressure on us.  Instead, strive to make a good effort.

Imagine a white light filling you with peace.

Try aromatherapy using lavender essential oil.

Listen to soothing music (such as Native-American flute)

Pamper yourself with a bubble bath or massage.

Savor a favorite food slowly and mindfully.

Get moving. Only a few minutes will boost mood.

Worry well.  Focus on what is in your control.

Write down 3 things for which you are grateful.