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What do you do for stress relief

  1. lawrence01 profile image81
    lawrence01posted 2 years ago

    What do you do for stress relief

    I read an article today that said we feel busier today than ever before because we aren't dealing with the stress of life all that well. I work a long week in my regular job but on the way Home I really enjoy riding a pushbike.I can use the exercise to burn off any stress that I feel and get home feeling less frustrated. Not only helping my physical health but also the mental health as well. My question is what do you do for the stress relief?

  2. Venkatachari M profile image53
    Venkatachari Mposted 2 years ago

    Stress is more due to mental tensions than physical problems. Mind always worries about problems expecting insecurity. So you need to divert the mind to other positive feelings and activities. Sometimes, monotony and boredom also causes stress.
    I usually divert my mind by viewing some funny entertaining video or playing some light game on mobile or computer. Or, take a break and gossip with somebody or browse on Facebook Prepare some coffee and drink or go to purchase some vegetable or soap, etc..

    1. lawrence01 profile image81
      lawrence01posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      They do say that a change is as good as a rest. Changing what you're thinking about would work

    2. Venkatachari M profile image53
      Venkatachari Mposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, you are right. Change or distraction from your tense mood is what required to make it light and slide from your attention. It is more effective than rest.

  3. liesl5858 profile image82
    liesl5858posted 2 years ago

    I do gardening for stress relief. This is my hobby and I enjoy growing vegetables and flowers. In fact, I can't wait for the nice weather in spring to start this kind of activity. I work hard as a nursing care assistant for the blinded veteran soldiers and our job is quite challenging and stressful sometimes. It can be good at times and enjoyable too but there are times you just want to get away from it and relax somewhere. But during winter, I use my laptop to distress. I just start writing hubs or articles about things I am interested in or talk to my family abroad using Skype or International calls. Just to be in touch with them and keep an update of what is going on back home. I live in England now but I come from the Philippines where I was born and raised. I still miss my family over there so I keep in touch. This is another way of relieving stress in my life. Or go out with friends for lunch and movies.

    1. lawrence01 profile image81
      lawrence01posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      They say that when you're in the Garden you're next to God as he planted the first garden. So glad you enjoy the garden and are able to keep up with family.

  4. Sri T profile image81
    Sri Tposted 2 years ago

    I listen to delta brain entrainment meditation music and go into a trance. All thoughts and the whole world completely disappears in minutes. Then I start laughing because everything was just a thought, a mere illusion of the mind.

    1. lawrence01 profile image81
      lawrence01posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I suppose it takes your mind off the situation and puts things into perspective

  5. radhapriestess profile image64
    radhapriestessposted 2 years ago

    I chant and walk. This usually works most of the time.

    1. lawrence01 profile image81
      lawrence01posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds good. I try singing quietly at times

    2. Venkatachari M profile image53
      Venkatachari Mposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Singing or humming is more effective than chanting. No need to have a good tone. Catch a phrase or line and go playing with it as pleasing as you can. That works great to relieve all the tension. I do this sometimes, but take care nobody hears you.

    3. lawrence01 profile image81
      lawrence01posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      When I'm trying something that I know is going to push me to my limit I often find myself humming then singing Queen's "We are the Champions" It definitely gets me in the frame of mind that I can achieve whatever it is I'm trying to do.

  6. connorj profile image77
    connorjposted 2 years ago

    I exercise; well I play ice hockey, hike with my gods (backwards) and once in awhile lift weights. It works for me ( oh ya, I also take blood pressure medicine)...

    1. lawrence01 profile image81
      lawrence01posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I've always wanted to try Ice Hockey. Probably getting a bit old for that now (I never admit that normally). Last time I tried ice skating I spent more time on my butt than on the skates, but it was great fun

    2. connorj profile image77
      connorjposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Ya I'm pretty young, it gets harder to play when you get too old. I'm only 18 for the third time. Hockey is highly aerobic; yet also good for your grey matter since you are forced to make quick decisions in shifting motion. According to Dr. Medina...

    3. lawrence01 profile image81
      lawrence01posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe I shouldn't have said the 'too old' as I'm only 17 third time around!! Rugby is the same though. fast good for quick decisions and if you're not quick enough, man it's going to hurt!!!

    4. connorj profile image77
      connorjposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      In old timers hockey, hitting is not allowed; although, some contact does occur. Also viscosity is reduced since bones tend slide when they hit ice rather than taking a significant impact directly...

    5. Venkatachari M profile image53
      Venkatachari Mposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      It's very pleasing to see both of you in your 18's and 17's third time. I also belong to your group. Have a nice day.

    6. lawrence01 profile image81
      lawrence01posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds a lot of fun

    7. connorj profile image77
      connorjposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Venkatachari! I will soon even become "younger" thus I should even be faster. I will turn 11 for the 5th time; although my wife is quick to correct me and state rather sarcastically that "John, your mental age is more like 5 for the 11th time"

  7. brakel2 profile image83
    brakel2posted 2 years ago

    I do meditation, listen to relaxing music, divert attention with computer, eat frozen yogurt, read, go on Hubpages, pray, and spend time with family. If I become upset with someone, I pretend he has green hair and horns (idea from a fellow hubber). I want to try Reiki and hope I get the chance. My body tightens up a lot, and my husband and I do massage and use pressure points and stretch. I also laugh and say "We are not in a tornado.", as we have lots of tornados in my area. Whatever works for me is what I do..

    1. lawrence01 profile image81
      lawrence01posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      The green hair and horns sounds interesting!!! My wife loves a massage and I probably don't give her enough of them. I like the idea of laughing a lot. The book of proverbs says that laughter is like a medicine

    2. Venkatachari M profile image53
      Venkatachari Mposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      It's good to see you do all these things. Be merry and tension free always.

  8. peachpurple profile image82
    peachpurpleposted 2 years ago

    when i am stressful, i pray hard at night, asking for God's help. Usually, I get some answers after continuous of praying and it did relieved my stress

    1. lawrence01 profile image81
      lawrence01posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I find prayer always works. 'What a friend we have in Jesus ' is my favorite hymn. I find myself singing it often

  9. MJ Martin profile image78
    MJ Martinposted 2 years ago

    My favorite stress relief is a hot bubble bath with a few drops of an uplifting oil blend.      I light a candle and have a meditative book at hand to read for a bit until I am totally relaxed, ready finally for sleep.

    Massage really helps too, especially on the feet.  Journaling through the stress factors calms the raw nerves the best to start with.  Walking meditations out in nature are my favorite way to be at peace no matter what the day.

    1. lawrence01 profile image81
      lawrence01posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I might need to hide this as my wife would want all of these! They sound great though

 
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