Find Fast Stress Relief With These Simple Techniques

Get Fast Stress Relief and Feel Better Right Now

A woman relaxes in a bubble bath
A warm bath is one of life's great pleasures. stevecoleimages/ Getty Images

When you experience chronic or excessive stress, your body stays in “stress mode”, with elevated stress hormones, tension in your body, and other physical changes that accompany the stress response. Fortunately, there are some relatively simple ways you can relax your body and mind quickly, reducing tension right away and protecting your body from the damage of long-term stress. The following resources provide quick relief from stress so you can feel better right away.

Ten Top Tension Reducing Activities

These activities are some of the most popular ways to relieve tension in your body and manage stress. These quick techniques can help you to reverse your body's stress response relatively quickly so you can better handle the stressors you face, and move into a better headspace quickly. These ten simple activities to choose from, which include calming techniques like guided imagery and yoga, provide, relatively quick and easy stress relief, and aren't difficult to learn. These are among the best available and are most often recommended.

Create a Spa in Your Home

One helpful technique is to have a relaxing physical space to go to that can help you to manage stress you feel during the day. There are several ways you can set your home up as a haven from stress, but one of my favorite stress-relieving features to have in a home is a bathroom that has a spa-like quality.

A great way to reduce stress is to take a long soak in the tub. This article shows you how to infuse a simple soak with maximum stress-relieving properties, such as aromatherapy and other soothers for your senses. Take care of your body and your spirit with these simple, easy strategies.

Stress Relievers You Tried as a Child

Maintaining ongoing stress management habits can be great for overall stress relief, but sometimes new habits are challenging to maintain.

It helps to choose habits that you really enjoy. And sometimes going back to what's familiar, of strategies that have positive memories attached, can be the best way to manage stress when you're feeling overwhelmed. These strategies—drawing, napping, and eight more-- are so easy a child could do them—and you probably did at one point! Unfortunately, we sometimes forget these natural, soothing stress relievers as we become stressed adults. Harken back to the carefree times of your youth with these fun stress relievers.

25 Stress Relievers

If you're looking for a large number of ideas to choose from, that's not a bad plan. Trying something new every day or ever few days is a great way to "audition" some new strategies and see how they fit for you.  Here’s a great list of general strategies you can use to relieve stress and feel better right now. From sex to gardening, from games to self-hypnosis, with these 25, there’s something for everybody. (And if you're looking for more ideas, there are more ideas linked at the end of the article!)

Stop Stress Before It Becomes Severe

These suggestions, which are also endorsed by The Mayo Clinic, can help you reduce tension in your body now, and in your life, keeping yourself healthier and happier.

From basic stress management to preventive health maintenance, these 10 valuable suggestions can help you deal with stress in a healthy way.

Continue Reading