Stress busting for accountants, part two | AccountingWEB

Stress busting for accountants, part two

In the second of a two-part series, Ivor Murray of Meditations Ltd shares his tips for reducing and managing stress.

Relaxation breathing
It’s long been known that breathing can affect your mental state. Yoga and many martial arts include breathing exercises as an important part of their practice.

One of the most beneficial breathing exercises is ‘alternate nostril breathing’. Many yogis consider it to be the best technique for calming the mind and nervous system.


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The Minion | | Permalink

Sorry forgot to count to eight and passed out :)

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OK so here goes...

The Minion | | Permalink

Closing right nostril with right thumb and inhaling through the left nostril.


so far so good

closing left nostril with right index finger and holding breath

yesterdays Torygraph

carnmores | | Permalink

stated that 7 minutes reading reduced stree levels by 2/3

i dont think it was referring to tax books or CPD..

close your eyes

carnmores | | Permalink

and then try breathing thro your eyes

very good for helping you sleep

concentrative rather tham contemplative meditation

Another quick win - try mindfulness

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Both as a stress reduction tool and a time leverage technique, I teach my clients mindfulness. Mindfulness is the act of consciously paying attention, in the present, on purpose and non-judgmentally. The opposite of being on "automatic pilot’’, mindfulness is efficient, reduces repetition and aids retention and understanding. Plus the ability to notice what is going on, as it arises, also fosters flexibility in stressful situations.
Quick demo: Sit in front of a clock and watch the passing of one minute. Focus your entire attention on your breathing, and nothing else, for the full minute. Practise daily to build that mindful muscle so you can flex it at work. Find out more at