Wednesday, October 14, 2015

5 Ways to Reduce Stress

We all know a simple but a true proverb saying "Health is Wealth". We can enjoy our life only if we be healthy. Health not only comprises of physical. But, also mental. If we are mentally strong and healthy, we can indulge in any activities. We can enjoy each and every moment of life. 

In this pressurized and busy life, we always prone to mental stress and depression which is not allowing us to stay happy and fresh. First of all, we need to take care of our self, allot and spend time for us which will make us lively.

Here is 5 steps that makes us to relieve from our stress and depression.

1. Image an image
       Whenever we feel depressed, it is better to imagine an image which will make us feel better and relieve from our stress. For example, imagine a pink lotus or a beautiful flower which is slowly blossoming. Think a picture of rising sun or a cool moon surrounded with twinkling stars. We will be feeling so much relaxed in seeing those picture. Our heart and mind gets refreshed and we will be rejuvenated soon.

2. Exercise well
        Exercising is one of the best way to get our lost mood. At the same time, we also be fit and stay physically healthy. So, this is the perfect way to regain our energy and our healthy mood soon. 

Some best exercise which are very much effective are 
    • Dancing
    • Housework, especially sweeping, mopping, or vacuuming
    • Jogging at a moderate pace
    • Low-impact aerobics
    • Swimming
    • Walking
    • Yoga

3. Listen to a melody or prayer song to soothe

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Listening to a song that too melodious will make our mind calm. Music is so powerful tool and has a profound effect on both the emotions and the body. Faster music can make you feel more alert and concentrate better. 

Upbeat music can make you feel more optimistic and positive about life. A slower tempo can quiet your mind and relax your muscles, making you feel soothed while releasing the stress of the day. Music is effective for relaxation and stress management. Native American, Celtic, Indian stringed-instruments, drums, and flutes are very effective at relaxing the mind even when played moderately loud.

4. Sleep well
          We are now in digital world. Everyone are rushing towards our need and goal. No one is having proper sound sleep now which results in a stress inside. If we does not have a good sleep, for sure, we will be ending up with lots of mental problems.

Andrew weil, American medical doctor and teacher, proposed a breathing exercise which is so simple and efficient. He writes: “Breathing strongly influences physiology and thought processes, including moods. By simply focusing your attention on your breathing and without doing anything to change it, you can move in the direction of relaxation.

This same philosophy is used in his well-known “The 4-7-8 Breathing Exercise,” also called “The Relaxing Breath,” which promotes better sleep. This is based on pranayama, an ancient Indian practice that means “regulation of breath.” The exercise is described by Weil as “a natural tranquilizer for the nervous system” that eases the body into a state of calmness and relaxation.

Weil’s technique is shockingly simple, takes hardly any time, and can be done anywhere in five steps. Although you can do the exercise in any position, it’s recommended to sit with your back straight while learning the exercise. Weil explains to “Place the tip of your tongue against the ridge of tissue just behind your upper front teeth and keep it there through the entire exercise. You will be exhaling through your mouth around your tongue; try pursing your lips slightly if this seems awkward.” 

This is followed by the five-step procedure listed below:
  1. Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound.
  2. Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of four.
  3. Hold your breath for a count of seven.
  4. Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound to a count of eight.
  5. This is one breath. Now inhale again and repeat the cycle three more times for a total of four breaths.
Click here for his video demonstrating the breathing exercise. 

It is a very powerful tool and helps us to fall asleep. 

5. Eat healthy
          Eating healthy with home made food, fruits and vegetables will make us even more healthy physically and mentally. Mostly, we need to avoid eating outside which will result in good and sound health for us.

Thanks for your interest in my blog. Please key down for your valuable comments.. :-)


  1. Thanks for the much needed tips. Music is one of the best stress buster.

  2. agree with your points here Hema... thanks for sharing :-)

  3. and also SMILE a lot have a laugh :)

    good tips


  4. Music is indeed a soothing one;s frayed nerves...

  5. Get enough rest and sleep to rejuvenate and recuperate with your lost energy. They can also make your skin look young and smooth.