How can I learn to relax and manage stress?

| April 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Stress is a part of our lives, and learning how to manage it well is important. Carving out a little time and space to meditate or decompress can be the key to keeping it in check. Here are some healthful living strategies for doing just that:

  • Set a time to relax. It may sound ridiculous, but it is tempting to skip if you don’t schedule it at first. Try to keep it as open-ended as possible.
  • Set up a place to unwind. It can be a little corner of the room with a comfortable chair or an entire room if you have the space.
  • Set the stage. Dim lights and calming music can go a long way toward helping you meditate or decompress. You can also hang a piece of art you enjoy or a simple poster of somewhere peaceful to help get into the right mindset.
  • Turn off and unplug. Kill the cell phone, the house phone and any other distractions before you start.
  • Breathe. Take some deep breaths to start. Clear your mind and close your eyes. Take a few minutes to transition into a relaxed state.
  • Practice. Keep at this simple routine and you’ll find yourself more balanced and energized. It can really pay off if you practice relieving stress on a regular basis.

Category: Health, Fitness, & Finances

About Geneva McNamara: Geneva McNamara joined Trader Publishing company in August, 2004 after she received her degree from Old Dominion University in History and Political Science. She has worked within the Search Engine Marketing & Search Engine Optimization departments of several Dominion Enterprise divisions. In 2011, She became the Senior Organic Search Analyst for ForRent.com.

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