Stress Management: 10 Simple Ways to Relax Fast

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Why should you learn how to relax fast? Because stress is more than just unpleasant. It's also dangerous. Many diseases are now known to be caused by or made worse by stress, but you can do something about it. Just try these relaxation techniques today, and use them whenever you feel that tension coming on. 

#1: Breath Deep Through Your Nose

Just close your eyes and pay attention only to your breathing while doing this. Five slow deep breaths is like a mini-meditation.

#2: Have A Laugh

Of course, you know from experience that this helps you relax, right? Find the guy that knows all the best jokes, or just find something funny in front of you.

#3: Have A Hot Shower

The hot water relaxes your muscles, and the break from more stressful activities helps too.

#4: Take A Walk

Walking is one of the best relaxation techniques if you have at least ten minutes to spare. Find a pretty place to walk while you're at it.

#5: Watch Your Mind

If you can spot the stressors lurking just below the surface (hunger, worry, a phone call you need to make), you can resolve them and feel more relaxed.

#6: Go Somewhere Else

This really helps if the things stressing you out are in the room or associated with it. Why not get out for a little while?

#7: Have A Cup Of Chamomile Tea

Chamomile seems to have a calming effect on the nerves, and hot drinks in general can help you relax.

#8: Give Someone A Hug

As long as it's from somebody you don't mind hugging, this really can be very relaxing.

#9: Pets

It’s hard to feel stressed when looking into the loving eyes of an animal.  Take a little break from whatever is stressing you out to play with your pet or if you don’t have one, hang out with a friend’s pet.

#10: Interrupt Your Routine

Stop to talk to that guy sleeping on the bench, or eat lunch on the roof. Anything that breaks you out of your habitual patterns can relieve stress.

Over time you can change yourself, and be naturally more relaxed. Of course, if the thought of the work involved in this just stresses you more, you might want to take it slow. In the meantime, the relaxation techniques above really aren't difficult, so why not try a few, and learn today how to relax fast.

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