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Practical Ways to De-Stress

Updated on June 7, 2015

Shag-off Stress with These Helpful Tips

Not a single person in this world who doesn't get stressed about something. may it be work-related or family or relationship matters. Stress makes us feel like a crumpled paper which lost its energy. It sometimes make our minds either blank or full. I know everybody can relate to this. If our jobs give us a quota,our bodies and our minds have their own too. Most of the time we tend to give out too much at work or at home. But we must also know that stress if unattended can cause problems not just to our health but also to us as a person. When we are stressed about one thing,most of the time we become too irritable,always upset or cannot function well at work.So for all the hardworking folks out there,I have some self-help tips that can help you manage stress.

A cup of coffee

Who's not a coffee lover? I am sure some of us also have our own "DC" (DE-Caff) time but who can't resist the aroma of your favorite brewed coffee?? A cup a day in between office breaks is good enough to revive your senses plus coffee is an anti-oxidant.But make sure you are going to use spill-proof mugs or containers specially of you're always on-the-go or doing lots of office work so you wont ruin your suit or your table.

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Stretching

This can go a long way. Stretching is advisable to promote proper blood circulation. Just do a little arm stretch or leg twists for a minute or so and you'll feel that you're alive again. This is best to those jobs which requires long hours of sitting or standing the whole shift.

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Laugh


Laughter is the best medicine,not also to the sick but also to those who had too much of their days. Have you ever had a workmate who always have time to crank up a joke or two during office breaks?Notice that a laugh lightens up your mood.Thus,it helps you to think that somehow a stressful day will end and you can end it with a laugh or two.

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Socialize

Taking some time off or spending your days off from work with your family or the people you love helps you to de-stress. Go out, eat out with your friends and have fun. For some, this is the best way to forget all worries,a yelling boss or a hectic work schedule. But keep in mind that you are out to enjoy and not to get into something that will add up to your bundles of worries in life.

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Quiet time or Music time


We all have different ways to de-stress. Like me, I prefer some quiet time specially after a long day. It makes me evaluate my day and think. A few of us loves to listen to our favorite boyband,rockband,or whatever music genre. It maybe anything or everything but for some music brings them to a place away from all work deadline and projects.

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Life is a stressful journey. No one can stay away from it. If we don't know how to handle it,we might end up giving up on anything we do. At the end of the day, life has given us many options and it is for us to make use of these to better ouselves, to relax and be stress-free. Staying positive in every aspect is the greatest tool that we all should have to manage stress effectively.

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    • Lovely  C profile imageAUTHOR

      lavenderLove 

      3 years ago from Philippines

      brakel2,

      thanks for stopping by..yes most of the time stress is caused by a person or the people around us,just imagine what would happen if you won't handle stress the way it should be...our life would be a mess..

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      Audrey Selig 

      3 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      Hi Lovely C Stress is a killer, and can really mess up our bodies. It is eighty percent of illness, and it is often caused by someone else. But we cannot let that person control our destiny. We must love ourselves and do everything in our power to take care of ourselves. Your ideas are excellent, especially the laughing suggestion.It works the best for me if I can just think of it at the right time. Thanks for sharing. Blessings. Audrey

    • Lovely  C profile imageAUTHOR

      lavenderLove 

      3 years ago from Philippines

      you got that right denise...if we don't know how to handle stress,it might affect us as a person in whole..coz what comes side by side with being stress free is being productive in everything we do..

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      Denise W Anderson 

      3 years ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

      Stress can be debilitating if we don't learn how to manage it. These are great suggestions. If we take the time to care for our own personal needs, we will be much more able to handle the stress that comes our way.

    • Lovely  C profile imageAUTHOR

      lavenderLove 

      3 years ago from Philippines

      that's good to hear Martifire..I am glad you have a way to de-stress which is inexpensive..

      its good not to allow stress to eat us up..I will definitely check on the link you shared..thanks

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      Martifire 

      3 years ago

      For me it is very de-stressing to blend out my surrounding by listening to music. I also like to shut off my cellphone in the evening and watch a slow burning fire. It's a feeling of not wanting to be anywhere else.

      Sometimes I use a video instead of a real fire because its more safe in case I fall asleep. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CemJBeMdAkA

    • Lovely  C profile imageAUTHOR

      lavenderLove 

      3 years ago from Philippines

      thank you janshares that you found my article useful...

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      Janis Leslie Evans 

      3 years ago from Washington, DC

      Stress is definitely all around us, Lovely C. I like the simplicity of your suggestions for tackling stress. Sometimes we overthink things without taking the time to look at what's practical and what works. These 5 tips to de-stress can be very helpful to the person who just needs to stop and slow down. Very nice, voted up and useful.

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