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Tips on How to Relax and Unwind

Updated on August 29, 2012

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Tips on how to relax

The world in which we live in is a demanding world, whether we are single, with a family or just living with friends. We have to pay bills, take care of children and sometimes, we have job related stresses. The good part of it is that we can solve all of these by learning how to relax.

According to experts, one of the key to a full life expectancy and a happy life is to treat yourself for relaxation. Pamper yourself once in a while without worries and avoid dwelling in a stressful condition. People who worry too much accomplish little and they have more psychosomatic illnesses. They develop heart problems and susceptible to problems of the nerves.

Here are some additional tips for you if you are stressed out and you want to relax


  1. Think positively.
  2. Instead of dwelling and whining about the problem leave all worries at the moment. Continue to think about it after you are relaxed, then you can have good solutions.
  3. Listen to your favorite music while in a solitary room. Music soothes the soul.
  4. Munching a food you really like while watching your favorite show/movie. Indulge in your cravings.
  5. Get a scented candle, flowers and incense and go to the bathroom, and have a warm bath.
  6. Make love to your partner passionately remembering the first time you made love. If you dont have a partner, close your eyes and imagine your crush hugging you.
  7. Go out and buy something for yourself, (something which will make you real happy). For women, you might want to shop for new clothes and shoes.
  8. Sit down upright, for a moment, close your eyes, inhale and exhale. Breathe and just enjoy the moment.
  9. If you have the means, then you can go to a massage parlor or spa. You need pampering and massage to soothe your mucles.
  10. In your bed, read a new book which you like. (Invest in your room, make it habitable, put potpourris or incense, smell can stimulate and relax)
  11. If you have children, send them to a babysitter for three to four hours every weekend or if some relatives would like to baby sit for them
  12. Have a fulfilling date with your gf/bf/partner at least once a week. Otherwise just invite your friend for a chit chat.
  13. Write something which makes you happy and remember a joke which makes you smile and laugh.
  14. Share a smile down the hall, in workplace, anywhere you go, the tendency is people will also smile at you. If you smile all the muscles in your mouth are relaxed. You may never know, if you are looking for a boyfriend/girlfriend they will be captivated by your smile.
  15. Seat down, close your eyes and then have a daydream, try to visualize yourself in a dream
  16. You can also do yoga (aims for the perfect union of body, mind, and spirit, through a system of postures, breath control, sounds, meditation, and other practices)
  17. Relax with herbal tea, it soothes and it is medicinal too

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    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

      I sure needed to read this. Thank you for all the great tips.

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      My Digest 7 years ago

      I've been pretty stressed lately and I needed this tips and reminders to relax. Thanks

      *Misty

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      thanks epigramman, Go get some rest then and read soem more hubs of mine, just kidding, thanks, maita

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      epigramman 7 years ago

      well I maintain a fresh breath and relax by bathing in one of your natural awe inspiring hubs!

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      football hehe, in the autumn yes, but a good massage can do for me now, thanks beautiful! maita

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      Shari 7 years ago from New York, NY

      maita - all good tip here. But I still relax better when I know Sunday I have some good football to watch . ha! Positive thinking my friend and great ideas here. You outdid yourself...again!!!

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      thanks madison, maita

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      Madison 7 years ago from NYC

      Maita, Excellent tips:-) I couldn't agree with you more. Thank you for sharing on something so important that adds to a positive way of living!

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      thanks pddm67, find time to relax if you can, you need it,

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      pddm67 8 years ago from Queens, New York

      Cool hub. I wish I had time to relax prettydarkhorse :-) If I ever get the time, I will utilize some of your suggestions. The massage sound really good!

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      thanks Quill for reading this hub and for getting some tips here, I am your fan now too! Maita

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      "Quill" 8 years ago

      Great hub and one that has many points that can help throughout the day...you have a new fan...

      Blessings

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      thanks hubby7 for dropping by! have a good day and you can relax now!

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      hubby7 8 years ago from Chicago

      Nice hubs and tips.

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      E L Danvers 8 years ago from Ventura, CA

      Definitely advice we can all use, thanks!

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      Lady_E: yeah, i think you are that kind of person anyway!

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      to prasetio: yes we really need to relax, we deserve it.

      to chloe comfort:thanks for reading this, i am happy it is useful for you, look forward again to forum chatting with you

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      you have great tips. I hope it useful for us. We need relax after work and with other circumstances. nice hub.

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      thanks for reading this hub, yeah love that ca t pic too...

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      Chloe Comfort 8 years ago from Long Island

      Nice lens with great ideas that I will most assuredly put to use. Luv the cat pic above - too cute :-) Rock on!

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      to Lady_E. thanks for reading this hub, i know ur very busy and this tips will surely help you and everybody a lot....If you have a freidn you can aslo shared what you learn from this hub. It is very effective, bless you as always..

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      Another beautiful Hub. If i did this everyday I'll be Miss Cool, Calm and Collected. Thanks :)

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      to jordan1990: thanks so much for reading my hubs...

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      Jordan1990 8 years ago from Kenilworth

      I know someone who suffers greatly with stress, I plan to pass these tips onto them! Thanks!

      Great hub