Stress is not a very pleasant experience but unfortunately life throws situations full of difficulties at us that challenge our ability to remain calm. The reasons are endless from the noisy neighbor to the polluted roads, from a horrible boss to a terrible restaurant.

The solution centers on focus and relaxation. These 10 ways to relieve stress will help you to maintain a balance between keeping your blood pressure down and blowing a gasket at work, at home or during other social times.

10. Don't focus on the problem.

Don't focus on the problem.

Don't focus on the problem, focus on the solution. Replace a negative thought with something positive like a funny moment recently or something personally enlightening e.g. birth of a baby.

9. Try some Yoga.

Try some Yoga.

Try some yoga as this teaches you through exercise to focus on being calm.

8. Go for a walk.

Go for a walk.

Go for a walk in the park or go for a swim, activities like these help to relieve stress.

7. Get a head massage.

Get a head massage.

Get a head massage or do it yourself. Gentle rubbing of the scalp is a very effective way to put you at ease. Meditation and also massage techniques offer great therapy. A great way to meditate is to close your eyes and focus on one thing such as your controlled breathing.

6. Play a game.

Play a game.

Play a game (if allowed while at work) or do a crossword. Activities like these allow you to easily find at least 10 ways to relieve stress so shift your focus away from whatever is stressing you. It's a known fact that computer game lovers enjoy obliterating aliens or whatever as a means to alleviate stress.



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