What do you think are the best ways of reducing stress?

China
October 19, 2008 5:31pm CST
People, in such a modern life, with the increasing tempo where everyone's feet have been speeded up, have to find different ways to relax their tired bodies and souls, since we, gererally,have a higher premium on health especially with the better income. However, life seems to be a litte harder for reasons! I guess you must have different ways of escaping the stres and difficulties of modern life. Some read; some exercise; others work in their garderns. For me, no matter how many tons of comfort food I eat, I won't get fat. Thus eating is my great stragedy to reduce stress. What do you think are the best ways of reducing stress?
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@austere (2816)
• Philippines
20 Oct 08
there are a lot of this to reduce stress.. try to have a positive attitude and a happy disposition that's really helpful than thinking that life is unfair, that your fat and ugly and your boss is a giving you a hard time and all those kind things.. they make you feel low and increase stress!! feel happy and beautiful and if you have time, go to the beach enjoy the sun and sand and the nature..appreciate life and forget about the things that makes you stressful!
• China
20 Oct 08
Ok, well, then, I am not that stressed now. lol I guess your kind advice may be made full use of by my friends or even myself in the futher somehow. Have a great day.
@austere (2816)
• Philippines
21 Oct 08
hehehe.. well, i am just good in advicing but you know how we sometimes dont know what to do when it's us who are in the situation!hahaha but really.. having apositive attitude and a happy disposition is very helpful to make you feel less stressful.. hope to see you around here myfriend and happy mylotting to you too! cheers!:)
• United States
20 Oct 08
I listen to music and surf silly sites to cut stress. Unlike you, I gain weight if I so much type the word food. (Whoops, gained ten pounds!)
• China
20 Oct 08
Oh, really? U are so humorous! I don't think the sites are silly though. Lol Cause it helps me learn so many things. Also, thanks to the silly sits, I am reading your response
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• United States
23 Oct 08
• Philippines
19 Oct 08
I love massages! and also watching comedies! but I think the best way is to find out what's really stressing you out and taking the courage to face them head on. Because some tactics are just there to distract you and once ttheir effect fades, you'll get stressed again.
• China
20 Oct 08
Yeah, it is more reasonable to take radical measures. On the other hand, weather someone is depressed is up to themselves. No one will be permanently depressed.
@gracie04 (4555)
• Philippines
20 Oct 08
i love massages too especially foot massages.. but its kind of costly to visit a spa to avail of the service.. good thing, hubby does it for free.. =)
@Murom0 (15)
• Russian Federation
23 Oct 08
Lately I’ve been finding that watching nature videos at http://www.relaxwithnature.com helps me relax.
• China
23 Oct 08
Ok,thanks a lot. It is a great "discovery". I will check it now! Wish u all the best for you work
@cripfemme (7715)
• United States
20 Oct 08
I love to snack to. I love to watch a favorite movie or call an old friend. I write or post. I'll take a class or do an activity that I enjoy. I'll do some retail therapy but not much (as I don't have a lot of money).
• China
21 Oct 08
I think writing also helps me a lot. Whenever I feel upset or face something unfair, I will resort to write. By doing this, I can not only tell the whole world some unfair or awesome things, but also I am learning while writing.
• Canada
20 Oct 08
go out and PARTY
• China
21 Oct 08
It is brief and to the point. Thanks for your good advice. If I could have party every day... lol
@23uday (2998)
• India
20 Oct 08
Now the present generation become faster to people even they dont have enough time to complete the work in a time.They will feel reducing the stress and like that stress is reduced.they will face health problems,and the worries will be increase to the human nature even they cant sleep properly.Dont worry be cool keep your mind in cool position ur stress will become free.
• China
20 Oct 08
Your point is so cool. It is either easy or difficult to be cool keeping my mind in cool position. I guess it is up to me. Have a great day
@AmbiePam (50114)
• United States
20 Oct 08
I wish eating could be my stress reliever, but alas my body will not allow that. I find that taking a walk with my dog helps me clear my head. Getting fresh air, especially walking at night (I do take into consideration safety), helps me calm down and fall asleep easier. Before my back got worse I did yoga and it helped me immensely.
• China
20 Oct 08
My mom has a very pretty dog. I just saw it by cam since I have been far away from my hometown. Once comes to dog, I remembered it. Thanks for sharing
@belk89 (1103)
• Philippines
20 Oct 08
Laughter is the best medicine to make all your stress gone. If you know how to laugh at your problem then you will be stress free. If you know how to handle pressure and problems and spend time for yourself to relax and not think so much about things all the time you will find contentment and happiness in your life. There is always problem and there is always more work to do everyday. So why bother taking it too seriously if you knew you have to deal with it anyway? having a positive outlook in life and find time to relax is the best way of getting rid of stress.
• China
20 Oct 08
I will have a more positive outlook to face life and find more time to relax getting rid of my stress.
• Philippines
20 Oct 08
for me the number one way to reduce stress is by a massage.. i have a foot massager which i use frequently.. i do love to have a "lazy boy" massage chair.. another way is to have a hobby, for me it's the outdoor.. i do geocaching, hiking, and sometimes fishing.. then there is having a pet or gardening.. another way is to spend the weekend with your family..
• India
20 Oct 08
The best way to reduce stress is in INDIA , indians practise an exercise called PRANAYAM - its a very simple exercise all you need to do is just sit in an open air close your eyes and deeply inhale and exhale for 5 mins... Beleive me it works .. Another strategy is just drink a chilled glass of water slowly and feel the chill in your throat untill it brings cold feeling in your stomach.
• China
20 Oct 08
It is kind of new. I will tell my friends about it. Besides, I am drinking water now, which is very delicious.
@kenchihi (121)
• Malaysia
20 Oct 08
My way of handling stress is to just, think over the problem, if it is something which is within my control, then great, I'll solve it then! If it is beyond my control (as in whatever I do, I am not going to make the thing any better), I would just think through it once, then just do something else and try to forget about the problem. No point stressing over things which you can't control.
• China
20 Oct 08
It is great. I just copied your response and sent it to one of my friends. Thanks for sharing
• China
20 Oct 08
hey!! hiddenwing! what a coinicidence~ today my writing teacher asked us to do the assignment is based on the exact topic you gave. Im just writing about it for 500 words and it seems many clever mylotters help me to do with it! lol. omg! you cant get fat no matter what you eat?? thats definately what ive been looking for!! u r so lucky!! oh, sorry i didnt mention anything about the topic. happy mylotting!
@sunita64 (6473)
• India
20 Oct 08
Whenever there is stress then I stop for 15 minutes, sit quietly in a place and try to focus on my breath and try not to think any thing, that is make my head free of thought. That technique makes me fresh and then again I go back to the work I was doing. Such small breaks are very efficient in removing the stress.
• China
20 Oct 08
Oh ,this is a new method. Next time, when I feel upset or stressed, I will try it. Thanks a lot for sharing.
• India
20 Oct 08
For me yoga and mediation is the best method to reduce tension and stress.
• China
20 Oct 08
Thanks for sharing. Lots of people learn yoga in town. Besides, I guess it is good to your health anyway.
@Metalchick (1387)
20 Oct 08
For me exercise is the best way of relieving stress and calming me down. I normally find the more stressed I am the harder I work out which in turn leads to fat burning and weight loss. Have also heard exercise releases a feel good chemical in the body which helps boast ourselves mentally. Although this method works for me for many it may be a chore. So an alternative way might be to take up a hobby you enjoy like sewing or making cards, crafting...even gardening as you mentioned in your discussion. There are so many ways to help de-stress nowadays it's just finding the right one. Boxing would also be a good stress releaser as you can really take out all that anger and pent up frustration on a punchbag. Or you could always just go for the instant release travel to an open area and scream your lungs out. In the real world though perhaps we could also consider organisation. After all if people were more organized perhaps they would have less to worry about thus meaning less stress.
• China
20 Oct 08
Boxing? Oh, I have never thought about it. Anyway, it is actually a good way to vent one's anger! lol Have a great day!
• United States
20 Oct 08
listening a soft music can be a great help in reducing stress. close your eyes and be lost in those notes of calmness.
• China
20 Oct 08
Thanks for your advice. By the way, I like eating snacks while mylotting. On, I am so full now.
• India
20 Oct 08
the best way is to listen music,it relax's u r mind.spending time with your liked ones and sharing your feelings and divert your mind from your regulre work do anything which you like means which you enjoy to do it.
• China
20 Oct 08
Yeah, listenning to the music is awesome anyway. This is the reason that music is great. When I feel worried, someone may feel worse. Thus, I coundn't share my worry but my happiness with someone. Have a great day
@icegermany (2524)
• India
20 Oct 08
i always try to rest for sometime and then listen to music, watch some comedy movies or just go around somewhere for an outing and i feel this many things works for me and i like to do it. stress is really straining and it is required for me to get relief of it as i will not be able to further do my work and i cant concentrate on anything what i need to do and i feel so bored that my mood becomes upset too sometimes. so i try these methods for myself and i feel relaxed from this.
• China
20 Oct 08
Thanks for sharing. I like watching American comedy movies. They not only reduce my stress but also galvanize me to learn something..
@medicguy (307)
• Pakistan
20 Oct 08
Find an activity that let you escape from the world of anxiety for a while... that could be jogging, walking, playing games that you like yourself to indulge in, talking to friends, your girlfriend/boyfriend, your spouse, go on a date, go see a movie... well u get my point also, keep things in perspective. Meaning you should never out do yourself. don't exhaust yourself with work and work alone. Always keep sometime for yourself to relax and reflect back on yourself. and if life gets way too stressed and unbearable, take a vacation!
• China
20 Oct 08
Since you have friends, the troubles will cut into half while the happiness will be doubled. It is awesome to have friends' company!