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How to Relax and be Stress-Free

Updated on January 17, 2014

Nowadays, it's so easy to get stressed out.  We get stress from work, from family, from driving... we basically get stressed wherever we go!  How can we beat stress?

Well, here are some of MY OWN fun, creative ways to de-stress.  I hope you find them useful and try them out yourself

1.Listen to music

Ipods are everywhere.  I bring my ipod wherever I go and listen to music while I walk to work to calm my nerves.  I even listen to music on my break just to relax my mind.  Don't have an ipod? Turn on your radio once you get home from work! Listen to your favorite band or singer.  Feel the stress melt away....

2. Make a scrapbook

..or just organize your photos.  Giving your mind (and hands) something else to focus on aside from what's making you angry or stressed out helps you relax. Don't like to scrapbook? Do something creative~!

3. Cook or bake your favorite food

Smelling your favorite food while it's cooking or baking in the oven, helps you ease your mind.  Then, eat it! Yum! Comfort food! ^_^

4. Close your eyes and count to ten

Yes, it's cliche but it actually works.  Getting stressed from your family's nagging? Close your eyes, go to your happy place and melt away that negative energy!

5. Sleep

...or just take a power nap. Of course you can't do this while driving, though.  But while at work, try to sneak in a break and take a short power nap.  Napping can relax your mind and make you feel less stressed.

I hope these tips can help you.  Personally, I usually listen to music or watch my favorite movie when I get home when I'm stressed out from work.  Try to find what works best for you.  De-stress your life and relax...

How do you deal with stress?

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Dealing with stress while at work

1. Put your headphones on and listen to music.

2. Close your eyes and count to ten.

3. Get up and take a walk (across the hall, around your table, around the office block).

4. Talk to a close friend at work.

5. Squeeze that stress ball.

6. Look at photos of family and/or friends that remind you of good times.


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    • fucsia profile image

      fucsia 6 years ago

      It is helpful do something manual, such as cooking, as you wrote.

      Thanks for these tips, always useful.

    • Sam9999 profile image

      Sam9999 6 years ago

      Thanks for the insights on dealing with stress.