Thursday, July 3, 2008

Stress Relievers and How I Practice them

Living in today's fast-paced world can be very stressful, especially for me being an outsourcing agent working on a night shift. One time, I’ve thought about googling for ways to relieve stress. Here are some of my “search results” I would like to share. I hope this can be a great help to you.


1. Exercise – One of the common and natural way of relieving stress. Physical activities such as going to the gym and playing your favorite sports increases blood flow, removes muscle tension and sweat out your body impurities. What I practice everyday is morning walk to home after office.

2. Massage – Another way to release those tension, improve blood circulation and relieve your aching muscles is one soothing massage. I’m planning to have one this week with my friends. Just in time after pay day. Prepare those budget guys.

3. Deep Breathing – This one they say is simple but effective way of relaxing the mind and body. I’ve found these steps on how to deep breathe and currently practicing it.
  • Inhale through the nose while slowly counting 1 .. 2 .. 3 .. 4
  • Pause count 1 .. 2
  • Exhale through the mouth while slowly counting 1 .. 2 .. 3 .. 4
  • Pause count 1 .. 2 (Repeat)

4. Laugh – Laughter is the best medicine and it really is. There is a study that people with a well-developed sense of humor were less likely to have heart problems. I have no problem doing this one currently because I always laugh about anything with my buddy that you might mistake us of being out of our minds. Lol…

5. Listen to Music – Music is one of the effective mediums of relaxing your mind and body. Listening while at work lessens the stress and it depends upon what kind of music you like. Most people prefer slow and no lyric music to get relaxed but I personally find house music to be relaxing. Even rock, heavy metal and black metal music makes me sleep. Ok don’t give me that look.

6. Get Organized – One factor why stress appears at work is the messy working place or desktop. Why not organize your things. Throw away those unimportant papers and files, arrange by folder or category and clean up those clutters. This one I can’t practice well. *sigh*

7. Be Positive – Always think positive, whatever problems you are facing. There’s no point of being a hot headed person and linger on those negative emotions. Optimists enjoy a healthier life, have more positive relationships, and of course experience less stress.

8. Take a Vacation – Lastly, one thing I would always like to do whenever I got stressed out at work. Go to the beach or a far away town, explore nature or any other place just to get away. Going to a vacation removes yourself from that stressed environment and recharges your batteries.

Practicing stress relievers is not that hard and I suggest you do it the natural way. Till next post peeps. Chow…

6 comments:

Berryblitz said...

wala akong niprapractice kahit isa sa mga namention mo... kaya siguro lagi akong stress...

ang alam ko kasing stress reliever is food hahaha

Death Mark said...

Hahaha... naku poh.. kahit na simpleng walking around sa bahay.. pwede na yan.. :)

Berryblitz said...

gusto ko ngayon is kumain sa resto, kahit jollibee and matulog :p

naloloka na ako kakalakad n kakakarga sa baby ko.

gusto ko ren magpamasahe, kaso malakas kiliti ko

Death Mark said...

Hahaha... kain pa rin. Epekto siguro yan ng bagong panganak. Hehehe...

Yung tulog, ok na yun.. ;)

Berryblitz said...

haha nde... mahilig talaga ako kumain :)

Death Mark said...

Ahh hehehe.. naku, dapat me katapat na exercise yan... :)