January 10th, 2009 | 91 Comments

Beat The Stress!

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Everyone gets stressed out once in a while. Be it an animal or a human…when the problems of everyday living takes its toll on the mind, the body responds by showing signs of physical and emotional tension.

Relaxation is often a overused word to point out the solution for stress. The cliché “relax man”, “chill out” and similar are the common advise provided by others when you are facing a stressful situation.

More often, relaxation is the last thing to come to the mind of very stressed out person and in most cases, people start panicking or resorting to fatal methods in overcoming stress.

Relaxation in a stressful environment does not have to take tremendous amounts of input. Some of the most simple and effective ways to induce a relaxed environment are:

Focusing on Breathing Deeply

Breathing is a relaxation technique that can be performed anywhere. Taking a few deep breaths gets the oxygen going and helps in calming your mind. Few deep breaths can often avoid harmful situations.

Physical Exercise

When you are feeling worn out, taking a walk around the neighborhood can relax your mind. If possible, vigorous exercise sessions help in multiple ways. It benefits the health as well as helps you maintain your nerve.

Get a Massage

What could be better than passing a few hours being pampered. Massaging helps in reducing depression and revigorates the body and mind.

Hypnosis

Hypnosis is a tried and tested method to lessen stress and tension. Deep hypnosis can help you get to the root of the problems and resolve it when you come out of the hypnosis state.

Prescribed Drugs

In extreme cases, where none of the above methods seem to work, drugs can be used under strict medical coaching. This is certainly not healthy, but drugs do help in achieving short term relaxed states. Incorporating physical exercise while under the drug treatment can help you overcome stress in the long run.

In addition to high/low blood pressure, prolonged stress can increase the risk of heart attacks and immunization system failure. Use the above tips in your everyday lives. It helps in keeping the stress away.

Bust Your Stress Now!

1) Sit up straight, shoulders back.
2) Inhale slowly and deeply to the count of four, filling your belly with air.
3) Hold for one count.
4) Exhale slowly and completely, to the count of six. Allow your shoulders to relax (but don’t let them slump forward).
5) Pause for one count. Repeat four times.
6) Enjoy a moment of peace before jumping back into the fray.

How do you beat stress? How often do you get stressed? Feel free to comment below.

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91 Responses to “Beat The Stress!”

  1. Best Pets says:

    Great post! I was so stressed at my last job, I couldn’t sleep! My body and mind paid the price. Managing stress is so important when it comes to your health. Don’t learn the hard way…learn to manage your stress now!

  2. Boy Soma says:

    Let’s face it stress will always be a part of our everyday life.. That is why we need to know how to deal with it or else we will just be surprised one day that it has ruled our lives and ruined it.. thanx for this article, the practicals are easy to follow.

  3. game-girl says:

    Spring has come! And now much more ways to be inspired and relaxed.Now I practice a long walk in the evening and physical exercises on week-ends.

  4. Anger and Frustration

    Quite often, in the race against time when we have to focus attention on getting the job done, we are likely to experience anger and resentment when our purpose or our path seems blocked by others. It is important to remember that the people who are getting in our way are also frustrated and feeling highly aroused.

    Try to step back from the situation and remember that they are just people trying to get their own work done. Take a deep breath or two and picture them as if they are only three or four and feeling sad, alone and helpless. In your mind’s eye, make them very small and sit them in your pocket where they will feel more nurtured. Then, see yourself at maybe age five or six. See yourself unhappy and feeling all alone and isolated. Put your arm around yourself and give yourself plenty of love. When you have stopped crying and feel a little better, shrink yourself very small and put yourself in your pocket where you are able to embrace the other and give each other lots of love.

    Now try and think about what needs to be done to unblock the situation.

  5. marc lohan says:

    Stress is very dangerous thing for your body.you should not take it,because it is very harmful.be careful about it..

  6. teenwebguru says:

    Breathing deep and getting a massage works best for me. I also find that meditating works well. Great post.

    Man I just can’t stop reading your posts.

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  8. game-girl says:

    Now I get stressed ,the period of life is very difficult,I try to make it easy doing exercises including those ones described in your post.

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  9. game-girl says:

    Now I get stressed ,the period of life is very difficult,I try to make it easy doing exercises including those ones described in your post.

  10. videostar says:

    I do believe the exercises out of doors and meditations will help to beat the stress.

  11. Michael says:

    What I do to fight against stress is not lead things serious, see life as a big joke.
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  12. seo says:

    I do believe the exercises out of doors and meditations will help to beat the stress.

  13. These are some good ways to get rid of stress. Breathing is so important when stress come along.

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  14. ceza says:

    Quite often, in the race against time when we have to focus attention on getting the job done, we are likely to experience anger and resentment when our purpose or our path seems blocked by others. It is important to remember that the people who are getting in our way are also frustrated and feeling highly aroused.
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  15. flowers says:

    I think Breathing is great relaxation technique as compair to drugs. Breathing along with meditation get great achivement over the stress.

  16. game-girl says:

    I absolutely share the opinion of breathing being an effective relaxation technique.I use it now and have been used for long.
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  17. used tires says:

    Yeah stress is definitely a silent killer, and some of us can deal with it… while others cannot. Personal I use a different variety of stress reducers, but I do find that walking on a breezy night or day does seem to relax me.

    Till then,

    Jean

  18. videostar says:

    Now I practice Tao massage against stresses and tension,having a chance to get not so dear and quality procedures
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  19. videostar says:

    Now I practice Tao massage against stresses and tension,having a chance to get not so dear and quality procedures

  20. Koncerty says:

    I think that hypnosis is the best way to beat the stress in work, school etc
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  21. Good tips for relax. I also passing from stressful situation and i want to relaxation. Thanks for information.

  22. Its a wonderful post for the techniques to overcome the stress. Some of the tips are really so helpful to come out of stress. Even I prefer exercise and body massage when I feel stressed out.
    Thanks a lot for the information and keep posting the innovative ideas.
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  23. I agree with you. Relaxing is the way to beat stress.
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  24. […] Yoga helps us in positive thinking which is a key to lot of happiness. Yyoga helps one handle and bring down the stress level which otherwise can cause a lot of damage. (You may want to read-> “Beat The Stress“) […]

  25. I have had to go on steroids because if stress induced problems. You have made very good suggestions here. I have used many of them with good outcomes. Unfortunately this last bout with stress made me go on prescriptions. So please take this article seriously, you really don’t want to go threw what I have.

  26. I have periods I go through where I’m stressed bad. Sometimes for weeks. I know this isnt good so I need some input here. For the past 3 months I’ve been supplementing on the following:
    One A Day, VitB stress tabs with zinc, fish oil, vit E, biotin. I started taking DHEA 25mg at night last week. I heard this is good for fighting cortisol levels. I also eat a well balanced meal and stay away from processed foods etc….
    I lift weights two to three times a week. I also always get around 7-8 hours of sleep. Am I on the right path? I have a prescription to xanax and I usually pop a few of those on days when the stress is really high. SOrry but this has been a very bad year. I’ve had a lot of crap to go through. Most of which I’m sure you guys don’t care about.
    Thanks

  27. Great tips to beat stress. I am a big fan of massages. They work wonders.

  28. PokerMan says:

    it works! i Beat The Stress!
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  29. Sport Picks says:

    thank you for your tips about stress, I hope it will help me to face job stress
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  30. It is very important to try to keep stress under control. It lowers the immune system, and makes it more likely that you will get sick. And being stuck in bed unable to get things done will add to your stress.
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  31. Well after much though and lack of wanting to i have succum to prescription help to aid in my stress. I really need to find a better way to deal.

  32. Great tips. I know we all could use some tips to beat stress

  33. Great ways to beat the stress thanks so much!

  34. You are right it is hard to beat the stress sometimes, but you have given us some great tips thanks!

  35. great tips and tricks I will have to try these out.

  36. Farrhad A says:

    Nice comment Logog designer!

  37. Farrhad A says:

    Glad it will help :)

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