There are fun ways to relieve stress, like listening to music, fishing, hanging out with friends, laughing, playing games or sports.
The important thing to keep in mind when looking for stress relief, is finding something you will personally enjoy.
It should be something that will bring down your blood pressure, anxiety level, and help you relax.
What is relaxing or fun to one person, can cause stress and anxiety for another. Finding ways to relieve stress may mean finding fun ways to alleviate the causes of the stress.
Those that enjoy playing games or sports may find it fun and relaxing. On the other hand, if you experience stress or anxiety from competitive situations, you will not find it fun at all. The reason for this is that stress can be emotionally induced more often than physically induced.
How you feel about a particular situation is part of the reason your body releases stress related hormones, which increase blood pressure levels and increase anxiety levels.
The first thing to keep in mind when looking for ways to relieve stress is to make a list of things you enjoy. Beside each item, write down what is necessary for you to do the activity.
For example, some people think that vacations are a great way to relieve stress, but are they? You need more gas in the car, hotel reservations, more money is needed, laundering, and packing clothes, getting the car checked, researching things to do on the Internet, and the list goes on and on. Have you ever heard people that complain they need a vacation to get over the vacation?
Sometimes the fun ways are very simple. Maybe reading a book or taking a walk on a nice day are the best stress relievers. Others might think that fishing or making cookies are fun ways to relieve stress. Stress is a subjective reaction that causes anxiety reactions, so the best thing to consider when looking for fun ways to relieve stress is to avoid choosing things that will cause more stress and anxiety.
Another thing to consider when looking for ways to relieve stress is to determine what is causing the stress. Is it the laundry that needs to be done and the house that need cleaning? Is it the list of errands that grows longer each day? Sometimes, fun ways to relieve stress are to find creative ways to alleviate the cause of the stressor.
Maybe listening to lively music while cleaning and incorporating some dance steps is a fun way to relieve stress and get the task done. Put the laundry in while you make cookies or make a game out of reading a chapter in your favorite book before the washer gets done with a load, then switch loads and try to read another chapter.
Many times, you can come up with ways to relieve stress at the same time you are eliminating the cause of the stress. If you have a list of errands, break them down into an errand each lunch hour and reward yourself at the end of the week by finding your favorite ways to relieve stress.
The image above depicts a man that played in the stress relief episode of The Office, the U.S.A. version. His face is disguised because he destroyed a CPR dummy, and put it's mask on his face.
Humanly exhausted research did not reveal his authentic purpose; however his autobiography states that he loved to exercise authority over others.
He was a great salesman, but found it hard to reach the top. For anyone to crave power and never achieve it, is very stressful, maybe this helps to understand the image.
Stress relief is a two part episode from the series of The Office. It's first debut was February 1, 2009, with approximately 22.9 millions viewers. The Time magazine named it the best overall television episode of any series in 2009.
Stress relief greatest viewers were between 18-49 years, a perfect office age group that knows the meaning of stress.
There are many different ways people learn to relief stress, some are good, some are not so good, and some are down right bad. Such as ALCOHOL, DRUGS, AND SEX.
Stress has long ago been in the office and work place, perhaps every since book-keeping has been there. Why? Because of supply and demand, also growth and greed.
If you can't find some fun ways to handle stressful days, why not try some effective stress management techniques.
These are none drug related, by prescription or some other source.
Also talking therapy can happen with a trusted family member or friend, about inner personal secrets, existential issues, and stress truly is an existential issue.