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Natural Stress Reducing Techniques

Updated on November 7, 2009

How To Reduce Stress With Natural Stress Anxiety Relief

Stress is a part and parcel of life. Everyone of us experience certain amount of stress every now and then. Our stress level ranges from low to mild to high. We need to keep our stress at a balance level. The reason why I said 'balance' is because, stress is also a very powerful motivator to push us for success. A moderate amount of stress is required to push us to work towards our goal. However, if your stress level reaches a certain high level, then it is not a very good condition. Hence, we need to maintain our stress at a balanced and healthy level.

Nonetheless, not many of us know how to cope with stress. In fact, 8 or 9 out of 10 people are simply stressed out and do not know how to manage their stress level. If you cannot find ways to reduce stress and your stress level reaches its limit, you are on a high risk of falling into stress disorders. Some stress disorders are anxiety attacks and depressions. Anxiety and depression are caused by a high level of stress in a person's life. All of us must learn to let go and take things easily. If we allow our stress to overcome out body, mind and soul, then we will simply slip into severe depression which is a horrible mental condition.

Fortunately, there are ways to reduce stress. When I say natural ways, I do not mean taking medications and drugs. These are a NO NO in my context of stress management. I usually encourage people to learn to reduce stress using natural stress relief techniques. No one wants to take long-term medications and drugs because of stress disorders. You and I wouldn't want to. When assessing stress related patients, most doctors or psychiatrist usually prescribe drugs to contain the stress anxiety or depression conditions. In the context of medical studies, these drugs are efficient in balancing the chemical imbalances in the brain and contain stress related conditions. However, these drugs are not able to cure the roots causes of stress. The only way to overcome stress lies in YOURSELF. You are the one who are capable of overcoming stress and anxiety, and know how to get rid of depression. But fret not, you are not alone! Here, we will recommend natural stress relievers that will help you reduce stress effectively.

We hope that his site will bring you the happiness and joy that you desire so much and help you manage and reduce your stress effectively. Regardless of whether it is job stress, relationship stress or simply any kinds of stress, we welcome you to take action and start managing your stress well with our natural stress reducing techniques.

How Do You Know You're Stressed?

Here are the major signs and symptoms of stress overload:

  • Blood pressure rises
  • Breathing becomes more rapid
  • Digestive system slows down
  • Heart rate (pulse) rises
  • Immune system goes down
  • Muscles become tense
  • We do not sleep (heightened state of alertness), insomnia
  • Waking up too early in the morning
  • Tension headache
  • Tightness in the face, nose bridge and head
  • Feeling hot
  • Always feeling tired and restless

What Causes Stress?

  • Major life changes
  • Work
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Financial problems
  • Being too busy
  • Children and family
  • Inability to accept uncertainty
  • Pessimism
  • Negative self-talk
  • Unrealistic expectations, perfectionism
Many people suffered from stress unknowingly and 8 or 9 out of 10 people's stress condition worsen and leads to anxiety attacks and severe depression. The modern day's world has taken a toll on many people due to the fast and busy pace of life and everyone trying to become successful in their work. Fortunately, there are still many proven ways to reduce stress and you should tap on all these stress reduction techniques and stress management techniques to help you overcome stress daily. If you can make an effort to balance your stress level everyday, you will be much better prepared to handle intense stress when it arises.

3 Ways To Reduce Stress Naturally And Effectively

There are many stress reduction techniques being taught online and offline. However, it is important that you only apply those techniques that can benefit you most. You may be feeling lost at which stress management techniques or which stress relief tips to follow. Fret not as we are here to help you. The following are 3 best ways to reduce stress effectively with natural stress reducing techniques.

  1. Conquer Your Stress With Guided Visualization Meditation Technique
    This is a very popular and modern way to reduce stress fast and effectively. Simply close your eyes and sit on a comfortable chair or you can lie on your bed. Once you are comfortable with your position, close your eyes. Focus on your body parts starting from your toes. Simply visualize that you are touching your toes softly and slowly. Next, move your focus slowly from your toes to your ankle, to your kness, and your hip areas. At this moment, continue to visualize your body parts being touch on softly and slowly. Now, move your focus on your hips to your tummy and slowly to your chest, hands, fingers, mouth, nose, eyes, forehead and finally the top of your head. With every movement, imagine that your body parts are being touched on softly. Once you have reached the top of your head, you can start going back by visualizing the touch on your head all the way to your toes once again. Guided Visualization Meditation Technique is a very potent way to help you reduce your stress tremendously! By just one cycle of this technique, you will feel rejuvenated and refresh again!
  2. Release Your Stress With Laughter
    Laughter is our body's built in stress-buster. Medical research has shown that laughter can assist the body in releasing anxiety, aggression, fear and anger. In fact, laughing heartily at least thrice a day can decrease the stress hormones in your body effectively. Some of your stress hormones are adrenaline, cortisol, epinephrine, dopac and all these stress hormones are able to return to their normal levels with just a hearty laugh any day, any time. On the other hand, if these stress hormones are left uncontrolled, these stress hormones can create havoc in your body system. Some effects are constriction of your blood vessels which will lead to high blood pressure and other heart-related problems.
  3. Do Something That You Enjoy Everyday
    Every day, just give yourself some time to do one thing that you most enjoy doing. It could be reading a good book, dancing or playing a sports game. Research has shown that by doing something that you enjoy everyday, your frame of mind will improve and become positive towards life. In addition, it will also makes you better in combating and handling stress whenever it arises every now and then.

6 Natural Stress Reducing Techniques

Stress is a issue that everyone has to face every day. Some people seems to be able to cope with stress well but there are a considerable amount of people who simply cannot cope with stress. These people usually fall in the category of people in the workforce or students in their studies. And there is one more group of people who are also unable to cope with stress well, the parents. Hence, we have the following 6 amazing natural stress reducing techniques that will help you to reduce stress fast and efficiently.

  1. Make Time To Exercise Regularly
    Exercise can affect the energy level of your body and also tell your brain's chemistry to release beneficial hormones. In addition, exercising can also help you to let go of your tension and accumulated energy associated with stress and give you a healthy outlet to release your build-up feelings and energy. Exercise can give you a better mood which lasts for days, but regular exercise is the most uplifting.

  2. Positive Thinking Does Wonders
    Throughout the day, go through your thoughts and if you encounter any negative thoughts, try to reframe those thoughts in a positive way. Remember to always think positively and optimistically.

  3. Get Back The Beauty Of Nature
    Go out to the outdoors into the nature. Simply enjoy a relaxing day of out of doors which can help you to feel calmer and more balanced during your daily routine. A stroll down the park, cycling at the park or a day at the beach can be amazing stress reducer. If you cannot get such activities on the outdoors, simply try to listen to a CD of nature sounds or just spend a few minutes in front of your sunny window.

  4. Find A Good Friend To Talk To
    Ask your best friend out to vent your frustrations, of course, I am not asking you to vent your frustration on him or her. Simply talk to your best friend about your problems and ask them to offer you words of encouragement as friends can provide the much needed social support. In addition, if you friend is humorous enough to joke with you and make you laugh out loud, all the better, as laughter is proven to reduce stress and tension.

  5. Deep Breathing For Stress Relief

    Learn how to focus on your breathing by concentrating on the way you breathe in and breathe out. First, you need to sit comfortably with your back straight or lie comfortably with your palms spread out on the bed or on the floor. Next, while you are breathing in, inhale deeply and be aware of the air passing into your nostrils, into your lungs and feel your abdomen slowly inflating. Then, breathe out slowly and be aware of your abdomen which is slowly deflating and feel the air coming out of your nostrils. Smell the rejuvenating air and be totally concentrating on the path of the air from outside to inside of your body. Deep breathing helps your body to absorb more oxygen. The more oxygen you get, the less tense, short of breath, and anxious you feel.

  6. Soothing Music Therapy For Stress Relief
    Make time to listen to relaxation music. Music that is in the genre of relaxing and calmness will make your mind to relax and basically think of nothing. Research has shown that those who listen to relaxation music are less prone to stress, anxiety and depression. Listen to good quality music genres like classical music, yoga music or nature music to dis-stress. These music are proven medically and scientifically to bring overall calmness to the body and bring your stress level to a minimum.


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    • iloveallrecipes profile image


      7 years ago

      Many great tips. But, somtimes I can manage my stress and it is still a big trouble everyday at my work space.

    • pjdscott profile image


      9 years ago from Durham, UK

      A great hub - and I'm glad to see you advocate natural (non-chemical) methods to combat stress. Having had a stressful week at work, I'm trying some of your super ideas next week - thanks!


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