Change your attitude; by playing the victim you are only adding to your stress levels. Stopping yourself from acting like a victim of circumstances is the most important thing you can do to lower your stress level. Consider what kind of situations you would need to have to be in to have no stress. This type of world simply cannot be, which is why it’s especially important not to fixate on it.

The moment that you notice you are extremely stressed, check your body for any clenching that you may be doing. Often people clench their lower back muscles, knuckles, shoulders or teeth. After you have identified your stress areas, try and stretch them out often. This will alleviate your overall tension and you will be more ready to relax afterwards.

Place your hands against a wall, dig your heels into the ground, and push as hard as you can against the wall. Physical effort can be a really good way to relieve your stress.

Interacting with other people can be a pain. Interacting with a pet is much less stressful than with humans. It is also very relaxing. This will relax you and give you some time to unwind from the day’s stress.

Daily exercise will help you feel better if you are stressed and anxious. Most people are unaware that taking a short walk or jog can have a positive impact of their mood and can help to lift feelings of frustration and anxiety. Remember: to see results, effort is necessary.

Practice breathing techniques that will help you relax and eliminate anxiety. Slow, deep breathing helps relax people and should be made a daily practice. You can eliminate daily stress by reminding yourself to slow down the pace and take a deep breath. You can start right now by taking a deep breath as you read this.

If you have a significant other, spend time with your loved one and go out to a romantic dinner by candle light This will keep you in the moment and allow you to have fun with someone else. This can take your mind off of the worries of the past and future.

Participating in arts and crafts activities will help relieve stress. By using your creativity, you will allow your mind to free itself of things such as deadlines.

Listening to music is an effective form of stress relief. You could create your own playlist or sit down with an instrument and create your own music. While you’re cleaning, sleeping, or even performing a more stressful activity like working, playing some classical music can work wonders to get rid of stress. Whatever way you slice it, music can be a cure all when it comes to stress.

Let go of the stress. It may be unbelievable to some people that change can help them get rid of stress. If you can recognize how some habits are hurting your life, then you will be more motivated to change them. Some behaviors are hard to change or let go of, but once you realize you control your life, some change will allow some stress to disappear.

Visit the doctor regularly for preventative care in order to avoid both health issues and unnecessary stress and worry. Worrying about your health can be stressful, and not taking preventative health measures may be harmful to your long-term well-being. Keeping up with the recommended medical check-ups and tests will keep you focused on maintaining your body, resulting in better health and lower stress levels.

If you have a dog, relieve your stress by petting it. Studies have shown that being close to a cute animal helps people get rid of their stress. Not only will the animals appreciate the attention, but it is beneficial to you.

Throw on a calming album to cut some of the stress you are experiencing. When you begin to feel overwhelmed, play your favorite song, relax, and put your focus on the sounds you hear. Focusing on the music instead of your problems, can really help give your brain a breather, allowing you to channel your stress in a much healthier way.

Do little preparations today for tomorrow so that you can instantly reduce your stress when you wake. Since each thing that is on your plate adds to the stress you are feeling, by being able to get a thing or two done early, you will have fewer things to get done the next day and therefore feel less stressed.

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18 Responses to “12 Simple Ways to Eliminate Your Stress Naturally, Easily and Permanently”

  1. Raymond – appropriate that you start with ‘change your attitude.’ All the other tips are important, but if you don’t work on your attitude your in a spin cycle of stress…lather, rinse, repeat. Stop the repeat of a bad attitude and you’re half way there.
    Kathy

  2. I can’t believe how stressed I get over small things. – then I notice if I haven’t walked in a while that I have to get out and do some major walking – 3+ miles, and suddenly after a few days I feel a lot better. I used to do art. I sure miss it, but I don’t have a plan to get back to it. Music is very important. Thanks for the ideas Raymond.. Stress is a killer and makes me in bad moods too.

  3. Hi Michelle,

    Sometimes I get stressed over minor things too and I’m glad that I have developed the awareness to notice it and nip the bud. I have some CDs in my car which I listen to when I feel stressful and guess what … it WORKS!

  4. Kathy,

    You’re absolutely right. Change your attitude and see your life transforms.

  5. Raymond

    Exercise has to be my number one stress reducer.

    When in the gym, I rarely think about anything else, other than exercise.

    I remember when we had a dog – he also helped. So loyal!

    Andrew

  6. Great tips Raymond. I am with Kathy. Stress can be all in the attitude. When we live and learn to enjoy every minute of the day and find the best in those moments the stress goes away.

    If you think you are having a problem with stress, you are going to have the problem. I do like the music to relax and quite the soul.

    We all deserve to live life with out all the stress, so thank you for some great tips to help.
    Blessings to you,
    Debbie

  7. Dear Raymond –

    Your suggestion about a pet is a good one.

    A friend was severly depressed and on multiple medications.

    Her doctor suggested she get a dog.

    Since she is now responsible for feeding , walking several times a day – she slowly became less and less depressed and stressed.

    She s off most of the medications now and is really enjoying her little dog. She is so much happier.

    At the rehab at Northwestern Hospital they regularly have a doggie day. These are especially screened friendly animals.

    The patients love playing with them. They feel it adds a lot to their therapy.

    All good suggestions here.

  8. Hi Raymond, you’re right to point out, there are as many methods to defeat stress as they’re are pills to defeat headache. In the middle of it, it’s useful to remember stress is not only an enemy. It is also a key to growth.
    ~Beat

  9. Great tips, I listen to music all day long and find myself turning the volume up and down depending on how I’m feeling. My wife often comments she can hear Christmas music but I haven’t even noticed it’s playing. Thanks for this collection of short useful tips and will refer to it when I can!

  10. These are all great suggestions, Raymond.
    I am particularly prone to breath holding during a busy day, and I wonder why I get so worn out! I try to take several deep breaths every 1/2 hr or so to remind myself to relax.
    You are so right about attitude, it colors everything!

    Thanks for the post

    Anne

  11. Good one, Anne.

    Breathing techniques is the most handy method because you can do it anywhere without any tool. You won’t forget to bring your nose and lungs along, would you?

  12. Hi Joel,

    Music is a good one. I always have my favorite musics on my phone, car and laptops which I can listen to whenever I feel there’s a need to reduce my stress level or just to relax myself. Other than that, I’ll just listen to coaching audios and home study courses.

  13. You’re right about that, Beat.

    I do mention about both good stress and bad stress in my book. Like every other things, there’s always 2 sides of the coin.

  14. Hi Corrine, thanks for sharing it. I have a pet dog myself and it always drives me mad when he destroy my stuffs or bite my slippers. Then we went to sign up for a dog training course and now he’s a good dog and I’m really pleased with him. It’s always nice playing with dogs (tame and friendly, of course). :)

  15. I second that, Debbie.

    Without the right attitude, nothing on earth can help us. It’s like the seed of change.

  16. Hi Andrew,

    Though exercise is not my #1 favorite, I still do it from time to time. As for dogs, I do keep one and it really helps to reduce my stress and one of the reasons why I love dogs is its loyalty.

  17. Thanks for these great reminders! I think moderation is also important – exercise should be regular, but not overdone, for example. Diet also plays a role but, again, I don’t think we should get too worried about food – just be sensible and eat a balanced diet and moderate amounts.

  18. Hi Mark,

    Thanks for the add on. Moderation is the key in everything we do.

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