The Secret to Rapid Relaxation and Stress Release

I received a question I often get:

“Riley, I know I need to deal with my stress and tension, but I’m so busy I barely have any time. Do I need to learn a whole system, or is there a way to do that quickly?”

One nice thing about the Bionic Mind Method:

You can take whatever “dose” you want.

You can learn a whole system and go deep.

Or you can go light, and still get a ton out of it.

That’s because the lighter exercises work on the 80/20 principle: 80 percent of the results come from 20 percent of the effort (like with everything). So if you only have even a few minutes a day, you can get real results — if you focus on the right exercises.

And here’s a secret not a lot of people know about releasing tension:

The best place to start is your face.


Because your brain dedicates a ton of brain tissue to feeling and moving your face. So getting rid of just a little tension in your face has a massive impact on how stressed your brain thinks you are.

There are other reasons, too, that I talk about elsewhere.

But it’s always blown my mind that so few mind-body systems do anything with the face at all.

It truly is the essence of low hanging fruit.

So even if you have just a few minutes a day, you can get huge results if you’re smart about it.

Of course, you have to know techniques that actually release tension in your face.

I go into those techniques in my training programs. But I always follow that 80/20 rule in my mental training methods. If you want to learn more about the whole philosophy behind those methods, you can get a free copy of my “Bionic Mind Manifesto” here:



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Riley Holland

Riley Holland

Personal development and self-transformation coach. Get my free mobile app and hear my “Bionic Mind Manifesto” audiobook at