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Ways To Relieve Stress

Aug 18, 2007
One of the most important steps in relieving one's stress is learning how to cope with stress in a healthy fashion. Most solutions requires little or no instruction. One must be able to decide what best works for oneself. No one solution is preferable. One must be willing to use the techniques regularly to form habits , in which one can use as a key to one's everyday life.

There are many ways to work through one's emotions and relax one's mind. Below are a few that may help you relieve your stress.

1. Writing: It has been found that if one writes about one's stressful situations and circumstances, it will help to relieve one's stress and improve one's overall health. Writing for a period of ten to fifteen a day about the stress one has encountered and the way one felt during that situation will help you identify what is causing stress in one's life. This way one is better qualified to cope with the stress one has to encounter on daily basis.

2. Express one's feelings: It is essential that one discuss how one is feeling with friends; family; partner; or counselor. If one can laugh or cry , this helps to relieve tension and frustration. It is important to learn to cope with and seek relieve stress. When you can laugh or cry about a stressful situation, you are using your

natural ways in coping with your stress.

3. Mindful activities: When you have to involve your mind in an activity , you are helping your mind to relax. Often one may also want to try body relaxation exercises.

Autogenic training is often used to help make the body relax. This consists of six standard exercises. Each exercise consists of using your imagination and verbal cues to help your body relax.

Self-hypnosis opens one mind up to suggestions that can help relieve stress or help change the way in which one may respond to stress.

Meditation cause one to focus one's attention on feeling calm and developing a clear awareness about one's life.

Guided therapy involves using one's imagination to help one to relax and to release tension that may be caused by stress. One's body can respond to images in one's mind.

Music therapy helps soothe and relax the body. Music has a tendency in helping to improve one's mood and to help change the pace of one's day.

Humor therapy can boost one's immune system. This therapy is widely recommended in reducing stress.

It is important to remember that you should do something you enjoy. It may be getting a massage; yoga; aromatherapy; or simple breathing exercises. This helps one to relieve physical symptoms one may be experiencing.
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