1. Breathe: Deep breathing is one of the best stress relieving techniques. Take a deep breath through your nose, hold it for 7 seconds and then let it out slowly through your mouth. Repeat 3 to 6 times.
2. Smile: Your mood can either stress you or relax you. Smiling helps make you feel better about yourself and chances are people will smile back at you.
3. Laugh: Having a sense of humour relieves tension and is a great defence against stress.
4. Let It Out: If you always keep your frustration and tension held on the inside, it will eventually show outside as well. Don’t let unacknowledged tension eat you up.
5. Take a One- Minute Vacation: Lose all sense of time for one minute as you imagine yourself in a place you would love to be. This will help ease your mind and relax you.
6. Relax: Try relaxing specific parts of the body such as shoulders, legs and hands. Whenever your muscles tighten, you are holding tension.
7. Organize: You have control over how you spend your time. Organize your priorities of work and home to help ease unnecessary worries or tensions.
8. Talk Positively: Negative statements and constantly talking negatively holds in stress and tension. Vent your anger and frustration in positive ways. This may help you gain new ideas on how to handle similar situations in the future.
9. Take a Health Break: Turn your normal breaks into stress breaks. Do things that relax you such as walking, listening to music or writing. Try eating healthy foods instead of junk food to maintain a healthier body.