Julie R. Cole

Up, sluggard, and waste not life; in the grave will be sleeping enough.
October 8, 2012

Lose That Stress Now With These Helpful Ideas

Posted by : Erin C. Kasper
Filed under : Band

A nice, warm bath can really help you relieve some stress. Some nice scented soaps or oils can make a bath luxurious. You can read a good book, listen to calming music or simply relax. A nice warm bath is a very good way to get your body and brain to rest and have your stress disappear.

Hobbies and video games can be relaxing, but if they are causing frustration then it is time to go on to a new activity or rest. Understand that you are supposed to be clearing your mind and feeling calm, rather than replacing your stress with frustration. One of the best ways combat stress is to engage in some physical activity. You may not feel relaxed after every workout, but the ongoing process of getting in shape and moving your body provides something to anticipate and appreciate each day. This will help reduce tension and also help a person to feel in control and boost self-confidence.

If you are in a stressful situation, consider changing your environment. For example, you may feel stressed out by the mess or the chaos at a certain relative’s home. You can meet the loved one in a place that you believe to be neutral and have a nice dinner together, or something that you both find enjoying rather than meeting at their home. Altering the environment may produce less stress associated with an activity. Feeling like a victim will only compound the stress you already feel. You must avoid doing this. Remind yourself that you cannot rid the world of everything that causes stress. That is completely impossible. Refusing to identify as a victim will reduce and prevent stress.

Music and some down time can help you relax. Relaxing your muscles and clearing your mind can decrease the tension associated with stress. Music can soothe you on many different levels. The mind will be brought to different places and experiences as you relax your eyelids and hear the music. This can be effective when handling stress during your day.


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