Simple Ways to Relieve Stress (Part One)

We all experience stress on a regular basis, though the type and intensity of the stress can vary from minor challenges to major crises. When stress gets to be too intense, chronic, and unmanaged, it can take a toll on our health and well-being. That's why effective stress relievers are essential in restoring inner peace and physical health.Laugh

It's good for your health, and there are a few ways it may help relieve stress:

  • Relieving your stress response.
  • Relieving tension by relaxing your muscles.

In the long term, laughter can also help improve your immune system and mood.

Try watching a funny TV show or hanging out with friends who make you laugh.


Spend Time With Friends and Family

Social support from friends and family can help you 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.

Having strong social ties may help you get through stressful times and lower your risk of anxiety.


Light a Candle

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

Here are some of the most calming scents:

  • Lavender
  • Rose
  • Roman chamomile
  • Sandalwood
  • Ylang ylang
  • Orange or orange blossom


Exercise

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

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


Listen to Soothing Music

Listening to music you like can be a good way to relieve stress.

Some types of classical, Celtic, Native American and Indian music can be particularly soothing, but simply listening to the music you enjoy is effective too

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