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7 Easy Ways To Relieve Stress

Updated on May 30, 2013
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How To Relieve Stress in 7 Ways

Everyone experiences stress in their everyday lives. There are different causes of stress; there are physical, emotional, psychological and social reasons. In today’s world of technology, it’s quite impossible to completely eliminate stress. The fact of the matter is there are different ways to easily relieve stress. These are natural and free ways to lessen ones’ stress level.

Here are 7 easy ways to relieve stress:

1. First, identify your source of stress.

The best way to reduce your stress level is to know where it is coming from. Observe your daily living and recognize which are contributing to your nervous tension or stress. Look into your attitude towards things, your habits and your excuses. It is important to know yourself first before addressing your problems.

2. Have your very own sanctuary.

Take a break from all the work or study that you have been doing. Find a place where you can relax and take your mind off things. It requires self-discipline to be in command of yourself, but it's important that you try your best to stop doing things for a while, such as not to check your e-mail, phone messages and so forth. Remember, the world won’t crumble, if you take time out and relax a little.

3. Eat your comfort food.

There is no other better stress-reliever than a piece of cake, bar of chocolate or scoops of ice cream or whatever food that makes you happy. Sweet treats once in a while is not a crime. Shrug off your diet plan for just a moment. Treats can make your mood spur up. Give yourself a treat, you deserve it.

4. Talk to your friends.

Expressing your feelings can be very helpful. There is a therapeutic effect of discussing your problems to other people. Comfort is very soothing, especially if you’re under a lot of stress. Feel free to share your problems to your confidante; some psychologists say that it is not healthy to keep your problems to yourself because it can lead to depression.


5. Keep a healthy, balanced diet.

A healthy body can easily cope up with stress. Start your day with a hearty breakfast that will help you through the day. Have a nutritious and balanced meal all through the rest of the day. A fit and strong body is an effective weapon to fight stress.

6. Exercise on a regular basis.

Physical activity such as exercise can help release tension and stress because of the various hormones that the body releases when it’s all pumped up. Thirty minutes of exercise three times a week can be very helpful, allow yourself to feel your energy coming out from you.

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7. Practice an effective management plan.

Stress can be a result of inefficient use of energy. Planning your day/workload can help your mind and body to be used efficiently. Have a concrete plan on how you manage your time, money, energy, and resources. It is always better to have a back-up plan in case the original plan fails. Organization day-by-day can be the key to avoid stressful situations such as beating the deadline and running late in meetings.

These are simple yet effective ways to reduce stress and when followed can surely make you feel better and relaxed.


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    • christinebbr profile image

      Christine B B 4 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks Chitrangada.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Nice and useful tips to reduce stress among individuals. The seventh point sums it all.

      Thanks for sharing this useful hub.