What do you do to relieve stress?

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  1. BigEyes

    BigEyes Member

    What do you do to relieve stress?

    If I am stress from work I just lay down and try to relax my mind and body.If I am stress about life or financial,I don't overthink about it,I will just pray that God will give me more strength to overcome all the trials I've been through.I usually listen to christian songs to relieve my stress.
  2. fornixcaliper

    fornixcaliper New Member

    Relaxing in the afternoon with a book to take me out of reality while listening to classical music is one. I also do meditation, I use an app that lets you track your moods and provides you with different meditation techniques. Simply talking about what stresses you will also help in relieving your stress.
  3. To relieve my stress. I always hang out with my family and friends. do some exercises like playing volleyball and basketball. also watching movies, reading my favourite inspirational books and go to church to say personally my prayers to him. I don't want to think stress because I know it ruin my day.
  4. iansilvino18

    iansilvino18 Member

    Exercise. Exercise is one of the most important things you can do to combat stress.
  5. ray87dave

    ray87dave New Member

    I get worried super effectively, and it's troublesome each opportunity to quiet down, since my pressure triggers tension with regards to class and taking care of my life when all is said in done. Here are a couple of things that work for me when I feel overpowered:

    Tune in to my most loved music. Music is one of my life companions. Some of it transforms, others remain the equivalent, I find new things, there are some for every one of my inclinations. When I learn about focused on, I simply fly in certain tunes with earbuds from my most loved specialists (I've been in the K-pop scene for some time now) and jam out in my room when I think nobody's viewing. It quiets my vigorously thumping heart when I need it the most.

    Run strolling with my family or alone either toward the evening or during the evening. I like strolling with my family when I need somebody to converse with, in light of the fact that telling individuals your inconveniences can be a standout amongst the most mitigating things, shockingly. I go alone when I need space to consider myself for a smidgen, yet those are for the most part on the truly discouraging days. I like strolling toward the evening directly after school gets out in the event that I need a little daylight in my life. Furthermore, at different occasions, I stroll with a portion of my relatives during the evening when it's quiet, simply gazing at the street and the stars around me.

    Watch some anime. Anime is one of those extravagances where I begin with one scene, which swings to four, and after that the day is over before I understand it. There's something vivid about anime where I simply feel like I'm being sucked into the story and am following indistinguishable movements from the fundamental character. It's a snappy getaway from the real world. If it's not too much trouble reveal to me that I'm not by any means the only who watches anime for stress help!

    Chat with my sisters. My more youthful sisters resemble my advisor. As a matter of fact, they're surprisingly better. They're generally there for me when I'm at my bottommost extremes throughout my life, don't pass judgment on what I'm stating or how I'm feeling, and give me helpful exhortation. In our family, age holes don't make a difference since we supplement each other with that genuinely necessary relational peculiarity. There are a few things that you can just tell your family and nobody else on the planet, and they're my first stop.

    Inhale, inhale, relax. In some cases, when I get worried, my heart thumps so rapidly that I sense that I ran a long distance race. With that, I additionally neglect to inhale in some cases when things are overpowering, in light of the fact that my body achieves this physical condition of trusting that the stressors will pass. In the wake of understanding that, I endeavor to take actually profound and opportune breaths to get my pulse down. In addition, it gives me a feeling of control in my life when it feels like I'm going bonkers from school or my own obligations. Or then again that personality emergency.

    Record my contemplations. I incline toward composing over talking as a rule. When I talk, I need to interruption and consider each word I'm going to state, picture the words being said straightaway, and afterward attempt to sort everything out when it leaves my mouth. When I'm composing or composing, the words come legitimately from my head to my hand, and it spares me quite a lot more reasoning. I'm ready to stay aware of my musings and feel free along these lines. I write in an online diary, here and there by hand on paper and discard it a short time later, or I compose replies on Quora :)

    Content my companions. You don't need to be your very own casualty stress. You never need to hold the weight without anyone else's input. Your companions will be there with great affection to give you the help you need in your life. That is the thing that they've accomplished for me. I used to be doubtful of kinships, particularly after certain treacheries and instances of doubt. Be that as it may, trust me, don't be reluctant to connect with your companions to disclose to them your issues. Or on the other hand simply talk about irregular ass stuff with them. Anything makes a difference.

    Watch my most loved YouTube recordings. YouTube is a twofold edged sword for being the solace in my life and furthermore the trusty backer of my hesitation. Yet, when it's being theraputic, I end up viewing my most loved YouTubers (ones that make me snicker until I tear up), fan arrangements of BTS (I live for those), simply arbitrary things that I'd never envision viewing until that minute. Generally no second thoughts.

    Scrub down/wash my face. At the point when stress gets tightly to me, once in a while I neglect to deal with myself. When I rinse myself, regardless of whether it's my face, my body, or my hair (oily hair is the most exceedingly terrible), I feel promptly invigorated and wakeful. It's representative to me of another perspective—to proceed onward from worry to center and to be confident of things to come.

    Peruse a book. Books are another departed companion. I'll peruse whatever I get my hands on, and there's continually something new to learn with each page you read. Classification doesn' t truly matter to me, in spite of the fact that I some of the time question romance books on the off chance that they're following similar tropes and topics that I've seen approach to commonly in writing. Anyway, it's extraordinary to concentrate on an option that is other than my present life, and books have been that outlet for that.
  6. Georgeliner

    Georgeliner Member

    Listening to music.
  7. bach26

    bach26 New Member

    Indulge in Physical Activity
    Stressful situations increase the level of stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol in your body.
    These are the “fight or flight” hormones that evolution has hard-wired into our brains and which are designed to protect us from immediate bodily harm when we are under threat. However, stress in the modern age is rarely remedied by a fight or flight response, and so physical exercise can be used as a surrogate to metabolize the excessive stress hormones and restore your body and mind to a calmer, more relaxed state.
    When you feel stressed and tense, go for a brisk walk in fresh air. Try to incorporate some physical activity into your daily routine on a regular basis, either before or after work, or at lunchtime. Regular physical activity will also improve the quality of your sleep.
  8. ginaneriza

    ginaneriza New Member

    For me if I feel stress at the moment I'll stay calm, relaxing my body and do some activity that makes me happy.
  9. gwenmariecar

    gwenmariecar New Member

    Yoga I think for me is the best and a healthy way to relieve stress. You don't have to be in a studio or gym or be in a yoga class to practice. You can do at home and if you have essential oil infuser, you can use it while practicing to help you relax and you can put relaxing music as well. You can also practice yoga outside with nature. that is really my favorite thing to do especially when the sun is just rising. Aside from that, it will also build strength, awareness and harmony in both mind and body.
  10. Georgeliner

    Georgeliner Member

    I read the Bible,pray and listen to music
  11. kingandoy

    kingandoy New Member

    I go to the gym. It might seem contradictory but exercise can relieve stress. Any form of exercise can act as a stress reliever. Even if you're out of shape, you can still make a little exercise and go a long way toward stress management.
  12. Majae

    Majae New Member

    I listen to music and eat desserts. It suddenly changes my mood.
  13. dipo4you

    dipo4you New Member

    I will always prefer to switch on the radio and listen old school music. It's so soothing, and always will remind me of the good olden days when life was good and I was happy. With this, am always motivated to bring out the best in me hence avoiding stress.
  14. Aviecells

    Aviecells Member

    I am a working single mother. First and foremost i forgot abput stress when i go home and see my son. I also have a cat in our house that helps relieve the stress you are experiencing because cats are very calming to see. Third, when I can't handle stress anymore, i immediately get my earphone, plug it to my ear and i listen to 432hz music for meditation. It can help you a lot. It can calm your mind and soul to a point where sometimes you may want to fall asleep. Meditation is a great choice to reset your mind.
  15. Diabbete

    Diabbete New Member

    Meditation is key to helping me unwind and relax, after a stressful day coming home to a quiet house and just sitting down to meditate can be the highlight of my day. I suggest to anyone who has had a stressful day and needs to de-stress look up basic meditation guides as it is my go to for relieving stress
  16. garuiz18

    garuiz18 New Member

    That's easy. I go for walks! I used to hate walking but now it's my go to fixer upper. I love walking with the sun shining and the wind hitting my face. It clears my mind and makes me feel truly alive. All the stress I have pent up just evaporates as soon as I get a good walking pace going.
  17. gharilee3494

    gharilee3494 New Member

    Stress will be always part of our entire day, since we have stress hormones in our human anatomy we can't deny the fact that it has pros and cons in our daily endeavor. It is good that we experience stress depending on the intensity. Light can be helpful because it can help us to think, solve problems by doing the remedies, help to improve mental health and become creative. However, if stress becomes high or cause you to inconsistencies then mostly it is not healthy anymore.

    I was trying to explain to you, because it can be an opener for those who are telling "I shouldn't feel stress because it is bad for the health and etc."

    In my own routine, I usually have music therapy, doing outdoor activities and making things related to arts & crafts to release tense and negative vibes.

    Getting rid of stress is to have happy thoughts. Divert your attention to other things which can change you to an optimistic mind and laugh as many as you can to relieve yourself from pessimistic approach.
  18. catherineacorda

    catherineacorda New Member

    Reduce stressors. Many people find that life is filled with too many demands and too little time. For the most part, these demands are ones we have chosen. Effective time-management skills involve asking for help when appropriate, setting priorities, pacing yourself, and taking time out for yourself.
  19. MadinAZ

    MadinAZ New Member

    I practice mindfulness whenever I get stressed. I lay on my bed and close my eyes. I control my breathing and then imagine an empty room. I then proceed to fill that room with items I would want to decorate it with and keep doing this until my stress goes away. Playing Tibetan bowl music in the background also helps.
  20. lenlen

    lenlen Member

    I do many things to relieve stress. I enjoy listening to relaxing music to ease the feeling of stress. I also like to talk to my friends and hang out with them and share interesting topics to talk about. I do sports like playing badminton and swimming. It's also nice to walk in nature to see God's wonderful creation to forget the stress on life and appreciate the life God gave to us through His beautiful creation of nature. Many things can help us to relieve stress and the best thing to do is to focus on the brighter side of life not on negative and ugly things happened. After all, the stress in life is part of living to make us a strong and better person.
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  21. mikeajoks

    mikeajoks New Member

    1. Do some exercise
    2. Take some supplements
    3. Reduce caffeine intake
    4. Write what triggers the stress down
    5. Spend time with family and friends
    6. Try to smile and laugh alot
    7. Listen to cool music
  22. Tsare06

    Tsare06 New Member

    The common things I always do in order for me to relief my stress are the following;
    First, I pamper myself by taking a hot shower, exfoliate and scrub my skin.
    These makes me feel rewarding and also it helps me to nourished and keep glowing.
    Second, I listen and groove to my music playlist! This awakens my soul and stretch my muscles after a hectic day.
    It also revives me while music is tuning on my ears.
    Lastly, I read my daily devotions.
    I believe that when we are super stress we tend to be cranky and puissed off. so in order for me not to dwell with stress, I read my devotions and learn life moral lessons.
  23. gcm2455

    gcm2455 Member

    My no. 1 stress reliever is prayer or meditation, coupled with listening to soft gospel songs. Then, my second tension buster is gardening. It dispels all feelings of malaise and discomfort and gloom. I find delight in looking at the tiny leaves or buds peeping from the branches, stems, and offshoots of my fruit trees, flowers, and vegetables. What a pleasure it is to see the fruits of my trees or vegetables, and the blooms of my orchids and other flowers.
  24. hlabajosa1966

    hlabajosa1966 Member

    I will look for a quiet place, do deep breathing exercises then walk later take a shower, meditation and pray to God, lastly talk to someone I trusted much and sleep. after wake up, I will do some thinking on why I become stressful, look for a solution of that stressor. The most important be Positive to overcome stress.
  25. jjbell27

    jjbell27 New Member

    Exercise! For me it’s all about my bicycle. I bought a bicycle about 2 years ago after not having used one in over a decade and it has been fantastic. I have dropped about 40 pounds without having to diet and it feels far more sustainable that past diet related weight loss. It gets me outside to enjoy nature, get a tan, and watch pretty, fit girls in skin tight bicycle outfits ride by. An hour long bicycle ride relieves my stress and makes my whole day better.
  26. yograj

    yograj Member

    To relieve stress, I take following actions:
    1. I sit leisurely in a dark room and take deep breaths.
    2. While breathing out, I slowly say, "relax, relax, relax."
    3. I visualize discussions with children.
    4. I pray to God.
    5. I visualize events when I helped somebody.
    6. I visualize my mother smiling at me.
  27. ss2diamonds

    ss2diamonds New Member

    Experiencing stress is a day to day happening. Managing it should be one of our top priorities since we could not get away from it. There are several ways to relieve it. First, I pray and look up to God so that whatever it is that is giving me a hard time would pass and that I may be able to carry it. Second, I think of more difficult situations where I could have been and be thankful that I am in a lesser and more manageable situation. Third, I listen to music, watch a movie, talk with my family or just eat the food that I love.
  28. Treveez

    Treveez Member

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    Exercise is one of the most important things you can do to combat stress.

    It might seem contradictory, but putting physical stress on your body through exercise can relieve mental stress.

    The benefits are strongest when you exercise regularly. People who exercise regularly are less likely to experience anxiety than those who don't exercise (1).

    There are a few reasons behind this:

    • Stress hormones: Exercise lowers your body's stress hormones — such as cortisol — in the long run. It also helps release endorphins, which are chemicals that improve your mood and act as natural painkillers.
    • Sleep: Exercise can also improve your sleep quality, which can be negatively affected by stress and anxiety.
    • Confidence: When you exercise regularly, you may feel more competent and confident in your body, which in turn promotes mental wellbeing.
    Try to find an exercise routine or activity you enjoy, such as walking, dancing, rock climbing or yoga.

    Activities — such as walking or jogging — that involve repetitive movements of large muscle groups can be particularly stress relieving.

    SUMMARYRegular exercise can help lower stress and anxiety by releasing endorphins and improving your sleep and self-image.

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    omega-3 supplements experienced a 20% reduction in anxiety symptoms ().
    • Ashwagandha: Ashwagandha is an herb used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat stress and anxiety. Several studies suggest that it's effective ().
    • Green tea: Green tea contains many polyphenol antioxidants which provide health benefits. It may lower stress and anxiety by increasing serotonin levels ().
    • Valerian: Valerian root is a popular sleep aid due to its tranquilizing effect. It contains valerenic acid, which alters gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors to lower anxiety.
    • Kava kava: Kava kava is a psychoactive member of the pepper family. Long used as a sedative in the South Pacific, it is increasingly used in Europe and the US to treat mild stress and anxiety ().
    Some supplements can interact with medications or have side effects, so you may want to consult with a doctor if you have a medical condition.

    Shop for ashwagandha, omega-3 supplements, green tea, and lemon balm online.

    SUMMARYCertain supplements can reduce stress and anxiety, including ashwagandha, omega-3 fatty acids, green tea and lemon balm.
    essential oils or burning a scented candle may help reduce your feelings of stress and anxiety.

    Some scents are especially soothing. Here are some of the most calming scents:

    • Lavender
    • Rose
    • Vetiver
    • Bergamot
    • Roman chamomile
    • Neroli
    • Frankincense
    • Sandalwood
    • Ylang ylang
    • Orange or orange blossom
    • Geranium
    Using scents to treat your mood is called aromatherapy. Several studies show that aromatherapy can decrease anxiety and improve sleep (, , ).

    SUMMARYAromatherapy can help lower anxiety and stress. Light a candle or use essential oils to benefit from calming scents.

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    Caffeine is a stimulant found in coffee, tea, chocolate and energy drinks. High doses can increase anxiety ().

    People have different thresholds for how much caffeine they can tolerate.

    If you notice that caffeine makes you jittery or anxious, consider cutting back.

    Although many studies show that coffee can be healthy in moderation, it's not for everyone. In general, five or fewer cups per day is considered a moderate amount.

    SUMMARYHigh quantities of caffeine can increase stress and anxiety. However, people's sensitivity to caffeine can vary greatly.


    SUMMARYKeeping a journal can help relieve stress and anxiety, especially if you focus on the positive.
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    chewing a stick of gum.

    One study showed that people who chewed gum had a greater sense of wellbeing and lower stress (11).

    One possible explanation is that chewing gum causes brain waves similar to those of relaxed people. Another is that chewing gum promotes blood flow to your brain.

    Additionally, one recent study found that stress relief was greatest when people chewed more strongly (12).

    Shop for chewing gum online.

    SUMMARYAccording to several studies, chewing gum may help you relax. It may also promote wellbeing and reduce stress.

  29. Alzack50

    Alzack50 Member

    Spend time with friends and family
    Social support from friends and family can help get through stressful times.
    Being part of a friend network gives you a sense of belonging and self-worth, which can help you in tough times.
  30. sylviajasthy

    sylviajasthy New Member

    The stress of life is not limited to everyday life. Here's what I did when I was stress.

    Think simple
    List down problems or things to do and forget about it. Make a list of unfinished work before leaving the office. Make a list of a home chore that needs to be done in the morning before leaving home.

    Be in the moment
    Enjoy your time right now. Be in the moment. No joke. If you are with your kid, spend time with them. If you at work, just focus on work. If you stuck in a traffic jam, listen to rock N roll, or Adele, your preferences ;)

    Share a problem with professional
    Call or meet someone who can help, but not a gossipy friend. This will deteriorate the situation. Consult a debt advisory if the problem with debt. Telephone care line if you have a mental or family problem.

    Make a rugged activity if it helps to release your stress, or do Tai Chi if give you peace of mind. Many more activities to choose from swimming, running or maybe reading a book may help.

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