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4 Easy Tips On How To Relieve Stress

Everyone has been stressed at one point in their life, especially when in situations like school or work, but the problem of being stressed is that it is highly damaging to our health and well being. It is essential to attempt to prevent/diminish your amount of stress. Here are some simple tips you should take into consideration to reduce and manage your stress for the next time you feel overwhelmed by your responsibilities and have elevated stress levels.

  • Take deep breaths

Breathing exercises can be the simplest, quickest and most convenient tactics for relieving stress levels. Taking deep breaths can control your relaxation responses, allowing you to feel more passive. Take a small break and focus on your breathing, sit up straight, close your eyes, slowly inhale through your nose, then exhale through your mouth, do this about four times.

  • Listen to some stress relieving music

Listening to music you enjoy is a great way to reduce stress. Research proves that listening to music can trigger biochemical stress reducers. This can lead to the person feeling more relaxed with clearer mind. Sit down, allow your body to relax and let at least one song play all the way through, pay close attention to the beats and to the part of the song you enjoy the most.

  • Take care of your body

Trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle is critical for both your physical and mental health. Be aware, especially, of your eating, sleeping, and exercise habits due to the fact that these habits are the easiest to change and make the greatest difference. Exercise is also essential for keeping stress levels low, putting physical stress on your body through exercise can relieve mental stress especially when the workout is done only a daily basis.

  • Manage your time

Occasionally, stress is caused by the thought of having so much to do but no time to do it. Instead of worrying about the little time you have, try to take advantage of even the short minutes you have to bare. Take a break, try to follow the tips on how to relieve stress above, make some time for a hobbies/interests of yours and keep a positive mind set.  

Sofia Zubieta

Sofia Zubieta is a 12th grader, she writes advice editorials. Sophia loves working with kids.

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