Check these ideas out to help your neck the next time you get stressed and sore.
1) Breathe into your belly - take long deep breaths that fully expand into your belly and low back. Do this until you feel your muscles becoming more oxygenated. They might feel tingly or slightly heavy. Tingly is good, but not so much that you pass out (this would not be very stress reducing) the heavyness is perfect!
2) Close your eyes for a moment or two. See your shoulders as being relaxed.
At work and not able to close your eyes at your desk? Sneak off to the restroom and close your eyes.
3) Roll your shoulders forward and backward...lift them up and let them drop. Allowing your shoulders drop can be rough at first but I have confidence that you will retrain your body to do so with ease.
Lift your shoulders, wrap them around your ears. Hold in that position for a moment then let them drop. They might bounce just a little bit, repeat this process 4-5 more times.
Here's a bonus too...combine all 3 at one time...close your eyes, breathe deep and lift then drop your shoulders.
Monthly massage is a wonderful way to compound the destressing in your body too!
Here's to your fabulous day :)