5 Minutes to Freedom: Easily Release Stress and “WTF!?” Energy

Let’s face it. Every day we get whammed by stress: running late to appointments, presentations at work, long lines at the coffee shop, and more. Sometimes even good things are stressful – “Yeah, thanks honey, for telling me we were hosting Diane and Bob for dinner tonight!” If you’re feeling crazy and filled with angry “WTF!?” energy, this exercise is for you. It’ll help you quickly relieve stress and minimize negativity. The best part is — it only takes five minutes. 


Being a self-professed personal development junkie, I spend lots of time absorbing articles and books on spirituality, many of which include tips and tricks to help raise our vibration. If you know the basics of the Law of Attraction, you’re aware that worry, fear, and desperation rate as pretty low vibrations. What’s more, if you’re spending most of your time focused on what you don’t want, it’s hard to manifest the things you do want in life. But knowing it’s essential to stay positive doesn’t mean it’s easy.

When faced with kids screaming at the dinner table, obnoxious office politics, and a pile of bills to pay, sometimes the dreams you have seem farther away than ever. During these times, many of us turn to affirmations. While they’re a great way to re-direct your mind and focus more on what you want, when faced with difficult situations, there’s one method I turn to that works every time – the God Can (or the “the Universe Can” if you prefer).

Many of us have heard the phrase, “Let Go, and Let God.” Most of us who believe in the Law of Attraction know that attracting what we want is about being a deliberate creator. Sometimes though, the constant need to be acting and creating can feel more like forcing things into being rather than just going with the flow. In my experience, when things go wrong, I can easily get trapped in a cycle of negativity. I literally drive myself crazy trying to figure out what I could have done better in a given situation, what actions I need to take next, and of course, I usually end up with the near-constant worry that accompanies this. However, when I do this exercise, in an instant I realize that I am truly more than my physical body. I am a being of light who is deeply and intimately connected with the Universe. Whatever problems I have are instantly let go of and I am able to breathe a sigh of relief.

So, are you ready to release the stress? Here’s how to do it.

  1. Grab an empty can, bottle, or paper bag.
  2. Label it the “God Can” (or “Universe Can” if you prefer)
  3. Take out a blank piece of paper.
  4. Write down ALL of the things that are causing you stress, fear, and anxiety. Large or small – it doesn’t matter. Just write down anything that comes to mind.
  5. Fold the piece of paper and place it in the can.
  6. Release it, knowing that those issues are now being taken care of and proceed to go about your day in ease.

Once this is done, I know that it’s no longer my job to figure it out. Instead, the God within me – that Universal energy of possibility that I’m a part of – takes over. From that space, I am way more likely to gain insight into my next step.

So there you have it! The God Can is my way of relieving stress. Now it’s your turn. What do you do when you’re stressed out? Have some tips? Share them below.

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