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Find Fast Stress Relief With These Simple Techniques

Get Fast Stress Relief and Feel Better Right Now

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Updated April 29, 2012

Find Fast Stress Relief With These Simple Techniques
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When you experience chronic or excessive stress, your body stays in “stress mode”, with elevated stress hormones, tension in your body, and other physical changes that accompany the stress response. Fortunately, there are some relatively simple ways you can relax your body and mind quickly, reducing tension right away and protecting your body from the damage of long-term stress. The following resources provide quick relief from stress so you can feel better right away.
  • Top 10 Tension Reducing Activities: Here are 10 simple activities to choose from, such as guided imagery or yoga, each providing relatively quick and easy stress relief. These are among the best available and are most often recommended.

  • Create a Spa in Your Home: A great way to reduce stress is to take a long soak in the tub. This article shows you how to infuse a simple soak with maximum stress-relieving properties, such as aromatherapy and other soothers for your senses. Take care of your body and your spirit with these simple, easy strategies.

  • Stress Relievers You Tried as a Child: These strategies—drawing, napping, and eight more-- are so easy a child could do them—and you probably did at one point! Unfortunately, we sometimes forget these natural, soothing stress relievers as we become stressed adults. Hearken back to the carefree times of your youth with these fun stress relievers.

  • Stress Reliever Word Game: This fun, free online game is played like “Hangman”, but the words you decode are all stress relief strategies! (Once you guess the answer, you can do a search of the site for additional information on each.) Playing the game is a stress reliever in itself, but it also supplies you with ideas for further stress relief. It’s fun and educational!
  • Daily Cryptogram: Developing positive self talk can help you take on future challenges without getting as stressed. This daily cryptogram puzzle can give you a different inspirational quote each day, enabling you to develop more positive self talk, while also providing good stress relief as you decode.

  • 25 Stress Relievers: Here’s a great list of general strategies you can use to relieve stress and feel better right now. From sex to gardening, from games to self-hypnosis, with these 25, there’s something for everybody!

  • Stop Stress Before It Becomes Severe: These suggestions, which are also endorsed by The Mayo Clinic, can help you reduce tension in your body now, and in your life, keeping yourself healthier and happier. From basic stress management to preventive health maintenance, these 10 valuable suggestions can help you deal with stress in a healthy way.

  • General Tension Tamers: The Tension Tamers Section has more valuable stress relievers that can help you feel better right now! From basic staples like meditation, breathing exercises, and yoga, to more creative strategies like pet ownership and sex, you’ll find in-depth information about a wide range of stress relievers here.

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