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7 Ways to De-Stress

Try These Tips When You Feel Stressed


  • Sometimes, I go to my room, pull the door, flop down in the middle of my king-sized bed, and read for a few minutes. It's only five or ten minutes, usually, but by the time I have to put away whatever book I'm reading, I've successfully floated away to another world for at least a few of them! :) - 8/17/2011 1:03:30 AM
  • I agree with Nelliec, HUG YOUR PET! That always works for me! I will laydown with my babies (3 Chihuahua's and 1 Rat Terrier) and take a nap. Naps are my way "out".....xoxo
    Janet - 7/22/2011 3:45:42 PM
  • You forgot one of the most important stress-busters -- hug your pet! - 7/22/2011 11:31:27 AM
  • I have to call a friend and share the feelings. Talking it through helps. Also, I play piano and if I am able to get my hands on the keys, that is terrific. Cleaning out a drawer in my kitchen (or office) will help that too! - 7/3/2011 8:39:28 AM
    These are great stress busters, but as stress eaters will attest, we eat when we're stressed because we can do it while working on that deadline when we don't have TIME to take a walk or a bath or sit and write a journal entry.

    What this article needs are the stress busters that take a few minutes or less, like listening to the song that makes you feel like it's summer or standing up and stretching--really stretching--or taking time out to brew and breathe deep a cup of herbal mint tea.

    Any others from you de stressers out there? - 3/20/2011 12:49:01 PM
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  • what about spending time with a four legged friend? my cat seems to know when i need to destress, and he crawls into my lap and starts purring and "petting" me. it always helps. - 3/18/2011 11:03:32 PM
  • I like to color. - 2/1/2011 4:35:56 PM

    Try just going outside? I'm assuming you can't smoke at your desk, and so you have to go outside to do it? I found one of the most unfair things about not smoking is that non-smokers are not afforded the same breaks as smokers. While a smoker can get away from work, go outside and have a cigarette and relax, the same is not true for non-smokers. Take that back for yourself. Take the five minutes, even if you're not smoking, and go outside. Get up, get away from your desk and just lean against the wall outside. If you have an office, shut the door, and mute the phone so it doesn't ring. Sometimes what we need is just to get away, even if it's just for a few minutes so we can think, breathe, and get ourselves back to center.

    Good luck with quitting smoking!! - 1/26/2011 2:58:24 AM
    I clean it helps me get my mad out and realize that most of the time the problems are not as big as they seemed at first! - 12/13/2010 12:15:07 PM
  • I spend time with God. I've tried all the other suggestions and they are only a temporary fix. I was a bit disappointed that nobody else has mentioned it. Give it to God and let him deal with it. It really does work. - 12/9/2010 9:27:48 AM
  • playing the piano helps me--walking--running---- A lotn of great advice here tho in the article! - 7/10/2010 7:36:45 AM
  • Music is another great de-stresser--either listening to it or playing it. I listen to a relaxing CD or to Pandora Radio on the internet. I play favorite music on my electronic keyboard--with headphones plugged in, I'm in my own world for a little while.
    - 3/19/2010 12:57:08 PM
    Often, I am the one listening, advising and preaching my positive psychology. I love peace and harmony and hate conflict. That alone is a source of stress. I try to get others to see the glass is half full! - 3/18/2010 11:20:25 PM
    Great advice. My stress busters/me time are taking a walk, reading a magazine or a book, tea and chocolate and venting to a caring friend/family member. - 3/18/2010 11:16:41 PM

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