Natural Stress Relievers - How to Cope in This Crazy
By Sherry L Harris
Today's world practically invites stress into our lives. Some of us have loved ones in Iraq, some are struggling
with the economy, and if you've managed to avoid that there's always the 50 hour work week to get you down. Rather
than simply giving up and succumbing to this stress, find ways to overcome it and enjoy life. This has to be a
careful balance, however. Too much leisure can lead to laziness and procrastination, which only adds to the stress
later on. Find a night or weekend when there isn't anything you really need to be doing, and relax. Unfortunately,
this is easier said than done.
Everyone has a different way of unwinding, but here are a few ideas to get your imagination running.
1) The Hot Bath- Some people may find this relaxation technique cliche, but the truth is it almost always
works if done right. First, fill up your tub with nice hot water, and perhaps a nice smelling additive to calm you
even more. If you have a good book to read, you may want to bring that with you. It can also be good to just sit
alone with your thoughts though. Create a calm atmosphere by adding candles, and locking the door to ensure you
won't be interrupted. Finally, bring your favorite drink in with you. This can be a glass of wine, beer, hot
chocolate, tea, or just water.
2) The Nice Drive- Driving to work isn't exactly relaxing, but driving just for the fun of it can be. Sometime
at night, make a CD of all your favorite songs to sing out loud to. Get in the car, and just drive. This is great,
because it can get out almost any emotion you've been holding inside. You can be angry, sad, happy, jealous, like I
said, almost anything. By the time you get back you'll feel much better, and the money you spent on gas will be
well worth it.
3) The Comedy Night- Nothing makes you feel better faster than laughter, so have a little comedy night for
yourself. Make yourself a bowl of popcorn and pop in a DVD of your favorite funny movie or comedian. Laugh with
abandon and let the endorphins get the better of you. It doesn't have to stop with one movie either. Share the
night with a good friend to make it even happier.
Relieving your stress will have many benefits to your life. You will be healthier in the long run, sleep easier
and more soundly, and be an overall happier person.
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