How do you relieve stress and tension?

@sharone74 (4838)
United States
February 11, 2007 12:33am CST
I tend to get pent up and then release pressure in unhealthy ways so what I was wanting to know is how other people eliminate the stress of ordinary everyday life. Do you punch walls, go to the gym, go running? Meditate, tai chi, feng shui something mystical and new age like that. Help me to relax.
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• Philippines
11 Feb 07
I have a lot of ways in relieving stress and tension and this does really help me somehow in coping up with them. One is I can go window shopping at the mall, this helps me relax somehow because I get to see beautiful things for my eyes, then eat to a restaurant which can satisfy my food cravings, or I can just go to the spa and have a body massage or even a foot massage will do, this will totally ease out the tension in your body. At the end of the day, I feel light and relieved because I was able to treat myself. But if you're the type of person who does not love to go out that much, you can just lock yourself into a nice and quiet room and do some meditation, clear your thoughts and breath and exhale deeply.
@sharone74 (4838)
• United States
11 Feb 07
My life is a quiet room. While my fiancee is gone all day to work there is no one here but me and the cat and the bird. The house is utterly quiet all day except for the tapping of the computer keys.
• Brazil
11 Feb 07
I do Yoga, daily. And have a punching bag.
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@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
11 Feb 07
ya yoga works wonders for me as well..and I would LOVE to have a punching bag! but my husband says we've no wear to put it right now which is true unfortunately
@alantae (244)
• United States
11 Feb 07
When I can, I try and head to the gym. Working out is an excellent way to work out some frustration. Another thing I do, albeit a more unhealthier thing, is smoke. It helps to calm me down. I know it's not healthy, but it's just something I do occasionaly. Music is another thing that helps me deal with stress. Sitting down and relaxing while listening to the right music can definitely help. Find something that you find calming and listen to it. For me, it's classical stuff but for you it could be anything.
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@sharone74 (4838)
• United States
11 Feb 07
I do all of those things, and you are right they really do lower the burner on the stress, but then I go get back into my life and there the stress is right back again and right in my face.
@Rana_2007 (235)
• Bangladesh
14 Feb 07
I listen music and try to sleep
@sharone74 (4838)
• United States
9 Aug 07
I always find it difficult to sleep when I am stressed, although I know several people who are the exact opposite and whenever stressed they take to their beds. It seems as though they are sleeping through their lives and allowing fate to decide for them because nothing gets resolved while you are sleeping.
• India
12 Feb 07
Start eating Unpolished Red Rice. That gives U 100% relief from stress & tension. Eat brown bread, Eat high fibred food. U will get unpolished red rice in Virgenia. If U give Ur email I'll send some articles & the place of red rice available. Dont sleep flatly in the afternoons. Dont go to bed immediately after Ur dinner. Atleast give two to threee hours gap. Drink 8 glasses of water everyday. In the morning drink two large glass of water in the empty stomach. Dont use sugar. By using sugar U will get 146 types of diseases.
@sharone74 (4838)
• United States
13 Feb 07
Well if I dont eat red rice or I do I love sugar so I guess I am hellbound!
@pizzoli (3367)
• Italy
11 Feb 07
i tried to think to something else when i am stressed, you can use some fantasy to have less pain
@sharone74 (4838)
• United States
11 Feb 07
Fantasy does not help me to destress unless I am reading a fantasy novel.
@resasour (378)
• United States
11 Feb 07
I usually play games online, or work on a puzzle on my table, or paint ceramics, or do crafts. Sometimes I sit down and watch a funny movie, soak in a warm bath, curl up and read a good book.. these things help me to unwind and relieve stress too..
@sharone74 (4838)
• United States
11 Feb 07
I do the bath and books thing, cats in the house preclude doing puzzles or breakable crafts.
@vivien_9 (229)
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
I sleep or listen to music. Sometimes I watch people walking.
@sharone74 (4838)
• United States
11 Feb 07
These are great stress buster's, but if you have too much on your plate sometimes it is not possible to walk away and go watch people walk around.
@kartikeya (167)
• India
11 Feb 07
there is very easy way to release the stress if u r in stress then try it............ first close ur eyes close your palms and take 5-6 deep breath then release ur palms open the eyes and drink 1 glass cold water ........................now u had done it.....................u will feel really fresh and out of stress.
@sharone74 (4838)
• United States
11 Feb 07
I will give that a try and see if it works