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We can overcome stress

Updated on February 2, 2012

We can overcome stress

In this competitive, fast paced, busy world with work & responsibilities to cope with & our desire to progress, succeed & achieve, we are often at cross-purposes with others leading to differences, misunderstandings, conflicts & stress.

We race from birth to death & get stressed out. In our desire to be up there on the highest rung of the ladder of success, we are constantly piling stress on ourselves & are unable to cope. Everything is so fast - fast food , fast money, fast life & we have no time to smell the roses. Sometimes sorrows & disappointments of life weigh heavily on our hearts, when things don't work out & we suffer personal loss or defeat. In all this we get stressed out & our health suffers a set back

It is of utmost importance & much to our benefit that we make a conscious effort to relieve ourselves of the stress by finding ways to relax, refresh ourselves & live a happy peaceful life that God intended for us. Each of us may have different ways of De-stressing. Here are some ways to relieve stress..

Listening to soft soothing music can be very relaxing.

Take a moment to dwell on the beautiful natural surroundings. Spending time admiring nature can be very refreshing.

Spend some time with Pets. Petting them is a great way to DE-stress. Having a fish aquarium & watching the fish swim gracefully has a very soothing effect & is truly relaxing.

Take up to gardening.Growing herbs, vegetables, fruits & flowering plants of your choice is exciting.. It is thrilling to see every new leaf, every bud that blooms, vegetables & fruits on the plants. Watering the plants & caring for them gives us a sense of joy.

Reach out to people. Give love & affection to others & receive love in return.

A body massage is also relaxing & stress relieving.

Be cheerful & positive. Have a good laugh & enjoy the company of friends.

Get good rest & avoid burnouts.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a must. Have a balanced diet, drink plenty of water, drink less alcohol, cut down on caffeine & quit smoking. "Health is wealth".

Exercise is necessary for maintaining good health of mind & body. Walking is the best form of exercise & a morning walk is very refreshing. We can walk whenever possible & take the stairs instead of the elevator.

Taking a short vacation from time to time can keep us refreshed & energetic. We need to step out of the box of the hubbub of our lives for some time.

We must count our blessings & thank God for His infinite love, mercy, compassion & faithfulness to take care of all our needs.. Listen to that still small voice in our hearts reassuring us that God loves us.

Meditation is also a nice way to relax.

So, life can be very stressful but much depends on our attitude & our ability & determination to live life to the full.


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    • Diana Mendes profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Mendes 

      6 years ago

      Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

    • sunkentreasure profile image


      6 years ago from RUIMSIG, SOUTH AFRICA


      Listen to the voice inside you and be at peace in your mind.

      It’s amazing that you can talk to the Creator of this vast universe

      in a soft whisper


      and He listens to you.

      Only through prayer will you find

      your true inner self and liberty.

      Prayer is the key that opens the door to the awesome power of God.

      True happiness comes in abundance when you pray to God with all your heart.

      In this world, it doesn’t matter what people think of you…

      the only thing that matters is what God thinks of you.

      Follow what makes you happy and fills you with passion.

      The key to inner wealth is to make melody your friend.

      Treasure this day that God has given you

      to be more open and to love more fully.

      Call out the seeds of greatness

      and encourage someone.

      When you deposit your love into the hearts of strangers

      That’s when miracles begin.

      Enrich your soul soaking in the beauty of nature.

      Take time to tell someone about Jesus.

      Walk through the world with eyes of love.

      When you reach out to bless the poor

      You’ll change your life forever.

      It’s your daily prayer that refreshes you

      from the clutter and noise of the world.

      Take responsibility for your life and future.

      Thank God for His goodness and all the blessings He gives you.

      God’s genius is everywhere.

      Live your best life.

      ©Bernard Levine

    • Diana Mendes profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Mendes 

      6 years ago

      Thank you Lesley for your appreciation. Blessings & best wishes to you too.

    • Movie Master profile image

      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Diana, some excellent advice and recommendations to relieve stress. Spending time enjoying nature always works for me!

      Thank you and voted up.

      Best wishes Lesley

    • Diana Mendes profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Mendes 

      6 years ago

      Thank you Pamella99. I'm so glad you found my hub useful. Be blessed.

    • Pamela99 profile image

      Pamela Oglesby 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Stress is so bad for our health and every one of your suggests to relieve stress was spot on. Rated up, useful and awesome.

    • Diana Mendes profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Mendes 

      6 years ago

      Thanks eatforcheaper for your appreciation.

    • eatforcheaper profile image


      6 years ago from London

      Hi Diana, this is great hub. I agree, stress is a big factor in many people's lives. Doing things that you enjoy for some downtime is also great. I need to have more massages too! Thanks :)

    • Diana Mendes profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Mendes 

      6 years ago

      jpcmc thanks for stopping by & commenting.

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      JP Carlos 

      6 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      Hello Diana. I can relate to this hub. The fast-paced lifestyle we have is just stressful. I make sure I spend an alone time everyday. I read a book, listen to music or write. Thanks for the reminder to relax and de-stress.

    • Diana Mendes profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Mendes 

      6 years ago

      Thank you Sueswan.

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      6 years ago

      Hi Diana,

      Great suggestions on dealing with stress.

      Listening to music, playing with my four legged buddy and reading hubs are a few of the ways that I deal with stress.

      Voted up and awesome

      Take Care and have a good evening. :)

    • Diana Mendes profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Mendes 

      6 years ago

      Thank you Rosemay50.

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      Rosemary Sadler 

      6 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      A great hub with great ideas. I always find playing music and spending time with gandchildren is a good way to de-stress.

      Thank you for sharing

    • Diana Mendes profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Mendes 

      6 years ago

      Thank you Sunita-Sharma.

    • Sunita-Sharma profile image


      6 years ago from Los Angeles,California,US

      Nice hub!the one I practise to overcome my stress is listen to music of my choice and spend time with my pet...keep writing such informative hubs!

    • Diana Mendes profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Mendes 

      6 years ago

      Thank you tammyswallow.

    • tammyswallow profile image


      6 years ago from North Carolina

      Very helpful information. At times it is hard to escape, but oh so necessary for the body, mind, and spirit. Well done!

    • Diana Mendes profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana Mendes 

      6 years ago

      Thank you billybuc for your encouraging comment.

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      All excellent recommendations and one I practice and endorse totally; good hub filled with useful information.


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