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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ways to Reduce Stress and Anxiety




Stress and Anxiety are the things that almost everyone experiences during some point of their lives. Problems in relationship or work can lead to stress. Divorce, pregnancy, losing your job or the death of a loved person can also create stress.

People undergoing a lot of stress and anxiety may suffer from problems such as sleeping difficulty, headache or minor pains. There are plenty of ways by which you can keep stress and anxiety under control.

1. Gardening & Exploring Nature

Gardening is a great stress reliever. It also allows you to have exposure to the sun which brings a lot of health benefits. Sunlight being a main source of Vitamin D is also vital for good health. You can relax yourself completely while gardening as it gives you a chance to explore nature and listen to the music of birds etc. This can greatly reduce stress and anxiety.

2. Music

Music can also help in reducing stress to a great extent. Even according to research listening to soothing music can calm the nerves and lead to complete relaxation of the mood as well as the body. This in turn can also control your anxiety levels.

3. Reading

Through books we can improve our power of imagination. You must know the art of selecting good books that can induce positive thoughts and action rather than going for the bad ones that may only trigger stress and anxiety further.

4. Journaling

You can also start writing about your views on several things which is a great way to relieve stress. You can write poetry and essays which can reduce stress to a great extent. This can also help you improve your creative skills. You can also alter the way you think and handle crisis situations easily.

5. Prayer and meditation

Prayer can really work for stress. Many have vouched by the curative powers of prayer. There is also a positive link between prayer and healing and so this method can be pursued by all as a way of getting relief from stress. Your blood pressure can also be brought under control through meditation and prayer. You can also develop your immunity through prayer!

The aforesaid are some of the easy and reliable ways to be free from the problem of stress and anxiety.


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