15 Best Ways to Relieve Stress

15 Best Ways to Relieve Stress

It is ok to feel stressed out once in a while. We all do. Stress propels us out of the “comfort zone” and spurs peak performance. But when you remain under pressure constantly, stress can wreak havoc on your bodies. Grinding your teeth will not solve anything. Instead, it can round up fueling scariest health risks while raising the risks of heart attack.

Fortunately, there are a number of solutions – backed up by researches – that deals with ways to “destressify” the moods to promote healthy living. Some of the stress-busters that you can adopt in your daily routines and let stress know “who is the boss of you”!

Laugh It Up:

Whether it is just a chuckle, giggle or you laugh aloud, having a good laugh can help to bring positive

response to overall well being. Laughter will result in the release of endorphin in the brain that relaxes the muscles and de-stress the situations – according to Mayo Clinic.


Talk It Out:

Whether you call your mom, or your best friend, you can unload the bucket full of stress when you talk to someone. Those who have stronger ties with their friends and families are generally happier than the others who don’t.

Let the Music Play:

Soothing music can calm your nerves and allows the mind to regain its energy to focus on the proper functioning of the brain. Often low music or instrumentals can provide mediation.

Eat Some Chocos:

Eat-ChocosSweets are said to boost your moods. Dark chocolate is the best mood-booster sweet that not only busts stress but also offer other health benefits.

Taking daily 1.4 ounces of dark chocolate for two weeks,  is linked with decreased levels of the stress hormone cortisol – according to the journal Proteome Research.

Open Up The Book:

Telegraph reported that six minutes of reading is enough to distress.  Reading will help in relaxing the muscles that are affected when you are in stressful situations.


Visualize Better Settings:

If you visualize, mentally, serene settings sans the things that cause you to stress, it can aid to relax your mind and body. Take a few minutes from your busy schedule to imagine good things and ideal environs that can breakaway the stressful feelings.

Make a List, White It Down:

Another way to loosen up is to note down the problematic things. If work is the reason for stress, make a list of what needs to done sooner and what will you manage work to avoid such situations.

Focus on the Positives:

This is an important part to de-stress yourself. Researchers believe that your thoughts affect your physical health. If you get anxious quickly, sad, angry or have such negative emotions, focus on the solutions. With peaceful thoughts, your brain releases hormones like dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin that make stress go away.

Do Breathing Exercises:

Stress makes your muscles to stiffen. With the help of muscle relaxing deep breathing exercises, you can release the tension from the muscles. Although it may take a few seconds, but breathing helps to unwind the mind and body greatly.

Go Outdoors:

Go-OutdoorsGoing outdoors will help to take your mind off the reasons of stress. Play an outdoor game not just to boost your mental health, but to augment physical health as well. Even jogging, hiking, bicycling, and such outdoor activities work great to set your mood straight.


AromatherapyThe sensational aromatherapy may be the answer for you to unwind from the day’s hardwork.

Researchers have proven that scents of lavender, chamomile, and sage have stress relieving properties. Use them in teas, hot baths, candles, or bring the herbs at home and use them as potpourri to get the benefits.

Drink Tea/Coffee:

Drink-TeaCoffeeAccording to the Telegraph, drinking tea or coffee seemed to help lower stress levels. Taking black tea four times a day for six weeks lowered the stress hormone cortisol after a stressful event.

De-stress with Foods:

A healthy diet can help to lower stress levels. A handful of nuts, healthy broccoli, and savory salmon keep the cortisol levels low, while helping you to deal with stress more effectively.


Stretching will help the body to loosen up. Your body tenses up every time you are under stress. Stretch a few times a day and your body will thank you for making it feel so good.

Take a Good Night’s Sleep:

Take-a-Good-Night’s-SleepPut your mind to rest and your body will feel relaxed. Sleeping is a natural mechanism to make you stress-free. Staying up too late causes tiredness and the lack of energy and mental alertness will make you feel under the weather most of the day.


Are you ready to reduce – and prevent – stress? Take a few minutes daily; adopt some of the above-mentioned stress busters, and have a mentally happy and physically health life.

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Hello! My name is Monica Gray. I’m blessed to be the mother of nine year old triplets: Blake, Charlise (goes by Charlie), and Jackson. I have been happily married for 16 years to my husband Chuck, and we have a blast…most of the time :)

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