When everything is chaotic and uncertain and anxiety is running rampant here’s 6 quick and easy things you can do to help you get through it …

Take a break
Stop. Take a break. Now. At a minimum take 1-2 minutes, and do "nothing". Look out the window, daydream, think of something luxurious, think of something good. For yourself. This important little exercise can refresh you and help clear your mind. Take a break (or several) every day.

Take a breath
Take a deep breath, hold it, then let it out. Now do it again. This is an excellent way to reduce tension and stress and only takes a few moments. Do this several times throughout the day. Every day.

Take a hike
Regular exercise is very beneficial to your health and, next to swimming, walking is the single best exercise you can do. It's easy and requires little or no equipment. This is an excellent way to build stamina, tone muscles and maybe even shed a few of those extra pounds along the way. If you are physically able to do so, take a brisk walk. Every day.

Be grateful
Be grateful for the things that you do have. Be grateful. Every day.

Help someone
A simple act of helping someone can make you feel good about yourself. It doesn't have to be a major undertaking. Even just a smile, a simple compliment, a kind word, telling someone you appreciate them is often all it takes. Help someone every day.

Put a smile on your face
A genuine smile can work wonders. Put a smile on your face. Every day.

Will these 6 things turn bad times into good times? Will they end the recession and restore prosperity? No. Can they help you maintain a good outlook and reduce stress and worry? Yes, they can! These 6 things can help you quickly improve your life. They can help you gain more positive control over your life.

1. take a break
2. take a breath
3. take a hike
4. be grateful
5. help someone
6. put a smile on your face

These 6 things can improve you physically, mentally and spiritually. They are easy to do, they work fast, they are free and they are very effective. Try them and see for yourself!

Author's Bio: 

Andrew Lawrence is the author a number of inspirational books that help people quickly improve their life, including The Happiness Transformation and Discover Your Life Purpose in 30 minutes (avail at Amazon.com). He lives happily and productively in Los Angeles, California. His blog is Andrew-Lawrence.blogspot.com.