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9 Simple Ways To Relieve Stress

Updated on August 10, 2015

There can be so much stress that can occur over a short period of time. Perhaps you have had a difficult workout at the gym or a long day at the office. You should try to have little stress in your life, because stress can lead to things such as early aging or weight gain. If you are struggling with stress listed in this article are 9 ways to decrease your stress levels

Eating Healthy

Having a good diet that contains fruits and vegetables is good for relieving stress. I know at times of stress it may be difficult to stay away from typical "comfort foods" such as potato chips, icecream or other highly fattening foods, but it is better to eat healthy foods because it will help you stay calm, but you will still have plenty of energy to get through the day.

Drinking Tea

There are a variety of teas such as lavender, chamomile or black tea that may help you stay calm and stress free throughout the day. Drinking a cup of tea each day may also improve your mood and feelings throughout the day.

Listening To Music

Listening to music may make you feel more relaxed and it may also improve your mood. Softer or more classical music is said to have the most effect on the levels of stress in the human body, but only you can truly know what kind of music makes you feel relaxed.

Practicing Yoga Or Meditating

There are a variety of yoga and meditation practices that require deep breathing patterns and poses that may help relieve stress through light aerobics. Spending close to fifteen minutes a day with yoga may help lower your stress levels.


Laughter is actually the best medicine for lowering stress levels and improving your mood throughout the day. So call your comedic friends or watch your favorite comedy to relieve the stress that you may have.

Being With Animals

If you have a pet such as a dog or cat, it may help you lower your stress levels by playing or cuddling with it. If you do not have a pet, then you could maybe volunteer at a animal shelter or watch your friend's pets while they are away.

Finding A Hobby

Find something that you personally love doing and almost never get tired of. Practicing a hobby you enjoy may help you relieve stress that you may have. Even if you feel that you have too much going on in your life already, finding a hobby is still a good option.

Using Aromatherapy

The scents that are produced in aromatherapy may help get rid of the stress levels that you may have. There are a variety of scented oils, lotions and sprays that are very calming such as chamomile, eucalyptus and lavender. Massaging lotions or oils onto the skin is very useful, or using a spray on your favorite pillow while you rest may be effective as well.


Doing basic excercises can help reduce stress levels in the body. This does not mean you necessarily have to get a heavy duty workout, you could just go for a short run, or even doing everyday chores around the house such as vaccuming may help you cope with the stress you may have.

Hopefully with the help of this article you now know maintain calm and collected after a chaotic day. Please feel free to leave any questions or comments that you may have below.

Tea is a great stress reliever.
Tea is a great stress reliever.


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