How to Destress

10 Ways To Reduce Stress

The following are some wonderful ways to reduce stress, anxiety and depression and promote relaxation, calm and peace within yourself. Some techniques take practice, and most require some commitment on your part to achieve results. However, the results are well worth an effort, as a calm and relaxed body and mind are less prone to health issues than an agitated body and mind. For more information, read Best Ways To Reduce Stress.

 The 10 ways to reduce stress and stress relief are-

1) Breathing strongly influences mind, body and moods. By simply focusing your attention on your breathing, and without doing anything to change it, you move in the direction of relaxation. The causes of stress have to be found out to manage stress.

2)  Progressive relaxation is a way of releasing tension in muscles, leading to stress reduction.

3) For many people, exercise is their main method of coping with stress and promoting relaxation. One of the benefits of regular aerobic exercise is its moderating effect on emotions.

4) For a wonderful, relaxing experience, get a massage or other form of body work.

5) Visualization and guided imagery are important stress management tools. Only few of us have learned how to develop our imaging capacity and take advantage of its ability to affect our minds and bodies.

6) Meditation means directed concentration. Meditators learn to focus their awareness and direct it onto an object: the breath, a phrase or word repeated silently, a memorized inspirational passage, or an image in the mind’s eye.

7) Make a list of the top five priorities in your life now. Rank these in order of importance. When you're stressed and overwhelmed, revisit these priorities and remind yourself what's most important to you.

8) Put things in perspective.

9) Think about how important whatever is stressing you will be in a week, a month, or a year from now. Look at the big picture.

10) Simplify your life. What do you put up with or take on? What annoys you? Let go of the things you have no control over. Deal with the things you can do something about, to the best of your ability.