Remove myself from stress
When I become stressed out I usually have to back away from the situation.
Usually this means that I leave the room or withdraw mentally from the situation until I get my bearings.
When I get this quiet time I can think about the events of the stressful situation and how I need to handle it correctly.
If it’s a situation where I can’t remove myself, I try to breathe deeply a few times and I try to relate to the other person’s situation and why they are saying or why they feel the way they do.
Usually if I try to put myself in the other person’s shoes I can handle the situation calmly. My favorite stress relief techniques usually just involve a quiet place.
Other things I like to do is read a book or magazine. That usually decreases stress in my life.
Also, I believe in our fast paced world we are too over stimulated by noise and technology and just getting back to nature can ease stress.
I like to go on walks on sunny days or sit outside and watch the birds. I think this is why vacations usually reduce stress. Since we are in a place other than our home we spend more time outdoors or going sightseeing rather than sitting in front of the t.v. or computer.
When I can afford it, going shopping or getting a pedicure can definitely ease stress in my life.
Usually just taking a shower is the only spa available to me, but it usually helps me calm down.
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