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8 Ways To Relax While Reducing Stress

Updated on November 3, 2011

Looking at beautiful scenery can be very relaxing

Learning to relax is something everyone should know. If you can't ever get relaxed, then stress levels build up, you become more at risk for high blood pressure, and lead to other health problems. If your job keeps you stressed out all the time, maybe you should think about switching careers or jobs. After all, it is affecting your health and mentality. Having money and having a stroke will do no one any good. If you can not find a way to bring happiness into your job, at least learn to relax and leave the stress behind.

Colors, people you are around, smoke, and a lot of other things can keep your stress level up. Try to recognize specific things that are triggering stress and try to either avoid it or look at it with a different attitude to eliminate some of the stress in your life. Here are 8 ideas to try that might help you learn to relax.

1. Deep breathing exercises. When you are at work and something causes your stress level to rise, deep breathing and relaxing all your muscles, especially your neck muscles, is something that can be dome immediately with good results.

2. Listening to music at work and home is great for helping you relax. Even better, learn to play a guitar or piano, or any other instrument. These will bring hours of enjoyment for you and hopefully others also.

3. Television can also be a great stress reliever after a long day at work. There have been a lot negativism towards television lately, but remember, you are in control of what you watch. Also stay in control over what your children watch.

4.Going for a walk is a good way to relax, especially if you have a walking buddy to talk to. And while you are out there walking around, you might even shed a few pounds.

5. Reading a good book is a great way to relax and relieve stress. Of course you might even learn something while reading and we could all stand to know a little bit more.

6. Surfing the net is also a good way to relieve your stress. There is so much there, music, videos, chat rooms, social sites, and so much information that you could never read it all. There is also shopping and selling going on too. If you have a lot of items that you no longer use, list them for sale and bring in some extra bucks.

7. Meditating is something that will relax, calm, and soothe your body and mind. There are many books available on this subject to show you the proper way of meditating.

8. Yoga will relax you and even make you more limber.You can learn yoga from a Master or get a few different books on the subject. With all these tips, you should be so relaxed that you can barely move.

Bonus Tip. If you are really stressed, talk to someone about what made you feel this way. Telling someone else about what happened takes a lot of the stress away.

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      kennynext 5 years ago from Everywhere

      Thanks MelChi, stress is very hard on the body which can lead to high blood pressuren and even a stroke. The foods you eat also play an important factor in your stress levels.

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      Melanie Chisnall 5 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      I've found deep breathing to be VERY beneficial, whether it's at home while meditating or doing yoga, or locking myself in the bathroom at work when things get crazy - it's helped me a lot over the last couple of months since I discovered the benefits. Thanks for sharing the rest of your tips - these are good stress reliever points!

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      kennynext 5 years ago from Everywhere

      Thanks priyanka. If stress was completely eleminated, we would all probably live longer, be happier, and healthier.

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      priyanka1989 5 years ago

      Great hub..nice tips

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      kennynext 6 years ago from Everywhere

      Yes Billy, it is the bad stress we need to relieve ourselves of, and anyway that works is a good thing.

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      Billyboy 6 years ago

      Great topic; also keep in mind that its those same muscles which uses the same level of stress to get us moving in the morning. That is good stress, also great sex hits the top of the line in kicking down disstress. However, not at work, when a stress release is most likely needed

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      kennynext 6 years ago from Everywhere

      Thanks Casey. Stress always sneaks up on us. We need to learn it's early signs and conquer it before it conquers us.

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      kennynext 6 years ago from Everywhere

      Thanks Casey. Stress always sneaks up on us. We need to learn it's early signs and conquer it before it conquers us.

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      Casey Ollson 6 years ago

      Stress is very adept at finding all of us! These are some good suggestions on how to beat stress out. I've also found hydrotherapy to be very relaxing. I like to soak in my hot tub to increase blood circulation and ease tense muscles, especially after a long day at work. It's like a mini vacation for my feet, and it warms me up as well! Nice hub!

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      kennynext 7 years ago from Everywhere

      Thank you roel If everyone was more relaxed, maybe the doctor visits and medications could decline.

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      kennynext 7 years ago from Everywhere

      Thanks GL I hope you have a great week end.

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      roelkerss 7 years ago

      Relaxing is very good. That's what i do every time i feel i am stressed out. Read more info from this site http://theqigongcourse.com/qigong-for-health.

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      glgoyal 7 years ago from India

      Nice hub

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      kennynext 7 years ago from Everywhere

      Thanks. Stress has a way of sneaking up on us, maybe if we learn to catch it, we could keep it under control. Keep on hubbing.

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      billericky 7 years ago from Plymouth

      Hiya, have tried the reading and the surfing techniques so far, the reading was good for me, the TV is not really that good for me as the kids have usually got it on constantly, so a bit of peace is for me.

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      kennynext 7 years ago from Everywhere

      Hi W. Always keep an eye on your blood pressure. There are natural remedies also that help control blood pressure. If writing even helps one person, it is well worth writing for.

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      wvierra 7 years ago from Collinsville

      I for one need to learn to relax,every time I check my blood pressure it is dangerously high, thank you for this hub I will try and put into practice some of theses described in this hub, who knows could save my life.

      W. Vierra

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      kennynext 7 years ago from Everywhere

      Thank you also glgoyal. Have a great week ennd.

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      kennynext 7 years ago from Everywhere

      hi dinkan53. i think also a massage might be helpful for you. That is also a great way to relax.

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      kennynext 7 years ago from Everywhere

      Thank you Shefali, I hope you have a great week-end.

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      glgoyal 7 years ago

      Nice post

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      dinkan53 7 years ago from India

      nice tips, worth trying because my neck muscles are getting rigid after some time of work in front of computer. i think it is time to try for some breathing exercises.

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      Shefali Nagdev 7 years ago

      Nice piece of info. Thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed reading it. Will try to follow your ideas-if not all, at least a few!!! :)

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      kennynext 7 years ago from Everywhere

      Thank you so much. It is important to try to keep stress levels down. Have a great week.

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      jacobkuttyta 7 years ago from Delhi, India

      Very informative and helpful hub.

      Thanks

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      kennynext 7 years ago from Everywhere

      Thank you for the comments. I also forgot to mention anything about gardening.

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      kai777 7 years ago from Chicago

      Good information.

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      Sylvie Strong 7 years ago

      Nice hub. I have also found tai chi and chi gung to be very helpful for relaxation for the same reasons as deep breathing and yoga