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Ways to Relieve Stress


Stress is defined by the dictionary as, "mental or physical tension or strain.

Find Ways to Relieve Stress:

There are dozens of opportunity everyday to make a dent in your stress level. Here are a few good tips to relieve stress:

- Schedule stress session:

You schedule everything else-why not manage anxiety this way too? Set aside a specific time everyday when you will give yourself permission to worry.

- Relieve Stress by Breathe:

If your are stressful, stop, close your eyes and focus your breathing. Inhale slowly through your nose, directing the air deep into your belly. Exhale slowly through your mouth. Repeat this 5-10 times and u will see how this technique works.

- Relieve Stress through Use scents:

If you connect a certain fragrance with an emotionally uplifting situation, you can use it to trigger a relaxation response. Stress, pollution, unhealthy diet, hectic but sedentary life styles - all these factors have adverse effects on our bodies and spirits. The potent pure essences of aromatic plants, flowers and resins, can be used to work on the most powerful of senses - smell and touch - to restore the harmony of body and mind. Learn on how Essential Oils can effect the way you deal with stress and how they can help to combat it.

- Relieve Stress through Meditation:

The tension of modern working practices often mean that people are so bound up in meeting all the vigorous demands placed upon them that they maintain a high level of mental and physical activity right through the day. This frequently means that they are not only cutting off their extremely important emotional responses and their enjoyment of the simple things in life, but they are also pushing their physical and mental health right to the very limit. Much has now been written about the management of stress and the significant need for period of mental and physical relaxation during the working day.

If you are under stress, you may find that meditating twice daily will be effective in restoring composure. Make a time and space you can call your own and use breathing and relaxation exercises to ease yourself into the meditative state. Learn more on Meditation and its uses in stress relief.

- Flex:

You can achieve deep relaxation by tensing and releasing individual muscle groups. Practice by clenching your fists. Feel the strain in your hand and forearm and hold it for 7 seconds, then release. Let the feeling of relaxation deepen for 30 Seconds. Repeat 3 times. Then move on to another muscle group.

- Get moving:

If there is a magical cure for general anxiety and the moodiness it can cause, then most experts agree that moderate exercise is it. So skip rope with your children, walk the dog, bound up the stairs and simply get going. Exercise routine helps to improve over-all mood and fitness and should take you roughly 30mins to complete.

It is widely acknowledged that if you can discipline yourself to do some form of exercise regularly, you will almost definitely feel better for it. Even a brisk walk once a day is a good start. Learn more on Exercise.

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