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What Is The Best Stress Relief?

Sep 8, 2008
Vacations are one of the best forms of stress relief. Unfortunately, not everyone can take the vacation of their dreams or liking. Frequently, where or when you go is intertwined with other people's desires as well as your own. A vacation of your choosing is the best stress relief but since I know that is not always going to happen, let me give you some quick tips you can use right now, right where you are.

Since you did not acquire all your stress at one time, don't attempt to rid yourself of all for it in one quick setting. It takes time to learn new habits and changes, but gradually you will find relief for the stress.

There are many different ways to relive stress.

One method of relieving stress is with puzzles. They literally force your mind to change it's focus and move from what is causing you stress. Puzzles are available in all sizes and for all ages.

Gardening is an excellent source of stress relief. Or getting out in the woods for a walk or cutting and stacking firewood can be a healthy means of releasing pent up nervous energy and stress.

Most of the time we are too busy to notice the beauty of nature around us. We're so focused on the negative stress that we totally ignore or don't let in what is a natural stress releiver. Go for a drive in the country, to the lake or ocean, to the mountains and spend some time observing.

How hard would it be for you to add one simple pleasure to your daily routine?

Try a hobby. It does not have to be expensive. it can be as simple as replanting a 99 cent cacti into a nicer pot and watching it shoot up. They grow fast and are easy to grow. But, you should find something that can take your mind off the stress and find some relief.

Natural supplemens are available to assist as well. Natural cures can be great alternatives to prescription drugs. They are frequently as good or better but you won't hear that from the big drug companies, they want your money!

Music can alleviate a lot of stress. It can calm the children, providing you don't overdose them with sugar and you are the person repsponsible for the selection of the music! Try singing or dancing with the kids, or your spouse for that matter.

Try picking up an instrument on ebay. Get something easy that you can play around with and have some relaxing fun. I ended up getting a bunch of odd and unusual noise makers for fun but also a nice Native American flute that even I can make sound good.

Try reading and meditating on some Psalms out of the Bible. The Bible says we can make melody in our hearts and laughter is the best medicine. Try speaking peaceful words of encouragement to yourself. Yes, really, speak blessing over yourself.

Stress can be releived by exercise. It provides a way for the body to get rid of all the tension and frustration. Exercise can heal the mind as it shapes your body.

With exercise, you can get a boost of self-confidence that goes with knowing that you're the best that you can be.

Give yourself a break with some laughter. Really, laughter is the best medicine. it will get you to stop focusing on what ails you and allow you to release tension and anxiety.

You've heard the expression, take only photos and leave only footprints? Get out and take some shots-with a camera. Experiment with close-ups of people and flowers and insects. It can be an amazing form of relaxation and stress release. Who knows, maybe you have a hidden talent never discovered.

Take time for yourself. Whichever mehtod of stress relief you choose, remember to take or make the time for you to actually do it and reap the benefits.
About the Author
If you want stress relief or you want to receive stress relief check out Jeff's site at www.ReliefForMyStress.com where you can receive a free chapter from his ebook.
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