The want to escape stress and unwanted thoughts and feelings is natural.
However, it’s much better for you to seek natural solutions versus binge eating, excessive
drinking, or engaging in other unhealthy acts.
Therefore, what you really should be seeking are pastimes that won’t make you feel lousy
the following morning.
There’s no hangover associated to the following natural stress relievers.
Bath and Bubbles
Imagine the cozy feeling of warm water coupled with the soothing smells of bath bubbles
Whether you’re a man or woman, you can make a relaxing bath a regular daily occurrence.
Shop online and at local stores for bath-related goodies such as waterproof pillows, natural
bath salts, drop-in soaps, etc.
Meditation and Breathing
You may be thinking that you breath all the time, sometimes even hyperventilate!
However, those who practice meditation become very good at breathing, so much so that
it produces calming effects.
Those who are well trained in meditation can often relax despite stressful circumstances.
Breathing and meditation is a great way to quickly escape stress in a healthy manner.
Classical and Light Jazz
Many people approach music by artists rather than genre.
Consider choosing music, regardless of artist, that offers light and soothing sounds, such
as classical and light jazz.
You don’t have to commit to buying any material.
Use digital tools like Spotify and Youtube or borrow physical tapes, cassettes, DVDs and
more from local libraries.
Light jazz and classical are just suggestions; some may find it more relaxing to listen to
The type is not as important as the effect it has on you.
Use this mandala coloring book app while listening.
Running and Lifting
Physical activity is a great way to relieve stress.
Actually, you might find yourself void of stressful feelings as you make exercise a regular thing.
Try something that is challenging yet appropriate for your current fitness level.
In combination with a cardiovascular activity, try lifting light to moderately heavy weights,
focusing on all the body’s main muscle regions.
Consult online resources or ask a trainer about developing a personalized beginner routine
based on your goals.
Giving and Volunteering
Do you know what feels better than feeling bad about yourself?
Doing something for those in need.
Volunteer time and join local charity efforts centered on kids, the homeless, needy people
in other countries, etc.
At times, focusing on helping others makes it easier to forget our own troubles.
Alternatively, devote several hours a week toward helping family and friends with small tasks.
Massage and Acupuncture
Forms of alternative medicine focus on influencing the mind by relaxing the body.
A traditional massage involves relieving the muscles of tension.
Similar to stretching, the process elicits a euphoric effect.
Acupuncture involves inserting small needles into areas of the body including the face,
hands, and feet.
Likewise, the influence of the body over the mind helps relieve stress and keeps you
About the Author:
Samantha Miles is teaching people how to ditch the stress. She worked in a fast-paced, cut throat city job for 20 years and the stress finally caused her some health problems which she is now getting under control.