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What Is Your Favorite Stress Reliever?

“I cannot have another stressful day next week. My schedule is already full!” – A woman I accidentally overheard talking to a friend.

Let’s face it! She is right! We do not have time for stress, anxiety and busywork. We are too busy already having to deal with all the work projects, important meetings, constant phone calls, and “urgent” emails. And when we finally get home, there is just enough time to do the grocery shopping, cooking, doing homework with our kids and maybe if we are lucky watching a little bit of TV.

It is easy to get carried away by an ambitious desire to “get IT done today!” (IT stands for “Infinite Task list”)

I have noticed that as soon as I get hit with an over-achiever adrenaline rush, I start to use the phrase “I have no time for it!” more than it is really needed! This is how I know that it is time to slow down and relax.

Do you often feel stressed out or overwhelmed at work or at home? What do you do to relax and cope with a busy life when pressure builds up? Do you take a hot bath? Or go for a walk? Or do you hit straight for the fridge to melt your stress with chocolate-chip ice-cream?

What is it that helps you to respond with calmness and confidence to most life situations, instead of reacting with agitation and fear?

Share your favorite stress reliever(s) in the comment section below!

68 Comments
  • Garba Musa
    February 3, 2010 at 12:07 am

    Music i will say is my stress reliever.

  • Debbi Macfarlane-Clayton
    February 3, 2010 at 12:16 am

    Taking three deep breaths and then remembering my favorite place in the world. I call it a 45 second vacation.

  • Dar Jeeling
    February 4, 2010 at 1:33 am

    My favorite stress reliever is Music, Jog and depending on how stressed a full run, or just lay quietly in my bed to just listen to the quietness..

  • Lori Thomas - The Hypnovator
    February 3, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    This is exactly what I do Best – Release more Stress. Everyday, I do, Think, Visualize for myself or Motivate others to Release more Stress using my most favorite Thing in the World, Hypnotherapy – it is the most amazing modality as it instantly releases stress, no matter what other issues you are working on !!!

  • April Flontek
    February 4, 2010 at 3:39 am

    lounging in the sun, hot bats are the best.

  • Michael Kudjoe
    February 4, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Music and a lot of sleep. That works u know.

  • Julie
    February 4, 2010 at 8:08 am

    There is absolutely NOTHING like a day at the beach
    and chocolate, without a doubt

  • Michael Epokor
    February 4, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Music and a lot of sleep. That works u know.

  • Julie MacGillivray
    February 4, 2010 at 11:31 am

    I get myself outside, either for a good power walk, or just playing with the kids, and running around.

  • Eugene Gretch
    February 4, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    My favorite stress reliever is going for a walk.

  • parul
    February 4, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    In times of stress, I find myself telling “Hey wait! You are running too fast. I cant catch up with you!” So I remind myself to breathe deeply and listen to some cheerful and motivational songs…this definitely helps me to calm down.

  • Nadine
    February 4, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    A good workout at the gym!

  • Brijjesh Shuklaa
    February 4, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    just meditation with sound sleep

  • Rani
    February 5, 2010 at 5:02 am

    to release more stress i will do pranayama for two minutes (deep breathing) in no mind state it is a wonderful stress releasing instrument.

  • LaVonda Popp
    February 5, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Believe it or not, I juggle. I’m not great at it, but I’m getting better. You have to focus on hands and eyes, so it is impossible to think about the endless “to-do” list. If you focus on anything else you “drop the ball” and isn’t that just like our lives? When we focus on needless things, we “drop the ball” so to speak.

  • Ainee Beland
    February 5, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    I walk most days, specifically to resolve things in my mind. I am not an athlete, but I do enjoy walking, for me this is a great way to release stress, anxiety, to just feel good about being able to walk. Something the world takes for granted, because most folks own cars for errands, work, social activities etc.

    Thank you Arina.

  • rob
    February 5, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    I actually do most of the above, including juggling… way to go LaVonda! I also find Progressive Muscle Relaxation with soft music playing works wonders! (Google it if not familiar… it’s free and easy)

  • Siddig Ali
    February 6, 2010 at 8:15 am

    I always seek relax of mind through relax of my soul. so, whenever, I feel stress, anxiety..etc.I escape to my god and start warshiping, such as prayer for me, family members and all my nation. Performing action like this is most comfortable one for me… I advise you whatever religion you believe in, go to your holly book go through some pages and be with your god guidance, you will feel relax, then you can start your work again…

  • Cars
    February 7, 2010 at 10:30 am

    When Stress I visit my friends… Tell them that i have a problem. Spending times with friends relieve my stress. Watching them smile and laugh… Its like why should i dwell myself being sad if i can be happy…

  • Harold
    February 7, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Hey Lorri,

    How can I learn self Hypnotherapy?

  • Kristin
    February 7, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    I massage my feet! I always puts me in a good mood afterward! I did it yesterday for about 5 minutes on each foot and it put me in the best mood.

  • janet
    February 7, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    scrapbook therapy!

  • Bob
    February 8, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Im suprised no one said sex. without question the best stress reliever for me. A nice glass of wine to relax first. How can you be stressed after ?

  • Ravi
    February 9, 2010 at 8:36 am

    Dear all , first of all we have to understand wht is stress? how it is generated? are we responsible for our stress? or is any outer factor is responsible for our stress? Then only we can discuss about stress and how to avoid stress.

  • Hetal
    February 9, 2010 at 11:38 am

    The best stress reliever for me is NATURE. The green shades of Nature soothes my mind and soul. Even at night, just looking up in the sky where the Moon and lots of twinkling Stars amaze me a lot. 🙂

  • James
    February 9, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Breathing works for me ! Stress is created by our own minds which try to keep full control on ourselves making us focus mainly in the past(especially the negative feelings: Hate, resentment, failures, set backs, complexes, jelowsy, etc.) and the future (that we do not control and do not even know if we will be able to live it). Meanwhile, the present is passing us by, but we are too busy with all that noise in our heads to notice it! “Happiness” can only be lived in the “present” ! Recommend to read “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle and join the courses of The Art of Living to learn how to control stress with their breathing techniques.

  • Ramesh
    February 17, 2010 at 5:23 am

    I am consfuged any time ? i can not judge any things . all things going wrong. I always in fair ? what will i Do ?

  • Leo Lorusso
    February 17, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    running in the park, shooting evil aliens in videogames!:-)

  • victor jr
    March 2, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    walking in cercles and obserbing my invierment helps me to relax.

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