your top five stress reliever
August 23, 2007 2:00am CST
what do you do when you are stressed? where do you escape to when there's too much happening around you? what do you do to relax? here's what i usually do. i want to know your stress relievers, too... i might find it equally effective my first one is walking alone... when i have too much to do and i don't knwo where to start, i simply get up from my seat and start walking... not focusing on my work but actually emptying my mind... then i start to pick out what i need to do at the moment... the second one is drinking something warm, may it be tea, coffee, choclate or soup. warm drinks proves to loosen the hard knots on my back and brain third, massage, i always like massages, especially on my back, it makes me feel rejuvinated fourth, i look at beautiful things, be it paintings or a coffee table book full or large picture, or maybe i can spot a lovely place still green and healthy around me, i spend sometime looking at them and somehow i already feel good and fifth, stretch, if i can't get off my seat... i do a lot of stretching and twisting... hehehehe that's the challenge but if you find your way on how to do it, it s very effective
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25 Aug 07
Nice topic. Here are my top 5 stress busters 1. I cry! I cry in the bathroom, the linen closet, the clean utility or even on top of my med cart (I'm a nurse). Crying is my no 1 stress reliever. It always works for me. 2. I go to starbucks. Nothing beats a grande Dulce de Leche or Caramel Affogato frap! 3. I read. It makes me forget my worries for the time being. 4. I watch my favorite tv shows. 5. And I sleep! It's almost always a new day when I wake up....almost!
26 Aug 07
My ultimate stress reliever is lying down on my mom's laps.. It just erodes all my tension out of my head.. So soothing... Then i think it would be watching movies at cinema halls... Third i think would be driving.. I just love driving.. Whenever I get time, i just zoooom off in my car... Then, it would be eating something or the other or having a drink at a nightclub... Lastly, SLEEPING..........
25 Aug 07
1. I cry! I cry in the bathroom, the linen closet, the clean utility or even on top of my med cart (I'm a nurse). Crying is my no 1 stress reliever. It always works for me. 2. I dance. i like dancing very much and i like the feeling of sweat. 3. I read my favorite book. it makes me calm. 4. I go shopping lonely. 5. I give my boyfriend a call.
25 Aug 07
There are many ways to reduce tension and relax. Here are my top five stress relievers: 1. Breathing Exercises Deep breathing is an easy stress reliever that has numerous benefits for the body, including oxygenating the blood, which ‘wakes up’ the brain, relaxing muscles and quieting the mind. Breathing exercises are especially helpful because you can do them anywhere, and they work quickly so you can de-stress in a flash. 2. Meditation Meditation builds on deep breathing, and takes it a step further. When you meditate, your brain enters an area of functioning that’s similar to sleep, but carries some added benefits you can’t achieve as well in any other state, including the release of certain hormones that promote health. Also, the mental focus on nothingness keeps your mind from working overtime and increasing your stress level. Here's an article on different types of meditation to help you get started. 3. Exercise Many people exercise to control weight and get in better physical condition to become more healthy or physically attractive, but exercise and stress management are also closely linked. Exercise provides a distraction from stressful situations, as well as an outlet for frustrations, and gives you a lift via endorphins as well. 4. Progressive Muscle Relaxation By tensing and relaxing all the muscle groups in your body, you can relieve tension and feel much more relaxed in minutes, with no special training or equipment. Start by tensing all the muscles in your face, holding a tight grimace ten seconds, then completely relaxing for ten seconds. Repeat this with your neck, followed by your shoulders, etc. You can do this anywhere, and as you practice, you will find you can relax more quickly and easily, reducing tension as quickly as it starts! 5. Music Music therapy has shown numerous health benefits for people with conditions ranging from mild (like stress) to severe (like cancer). When dealing with stress, the right music can actually lower your blood pressure, relax your body and calm your mind.