Copyright 2005 Trevor Dumbleton
For those who are suffering from stress, just about hardest thing to find is stress relief. Stress can often continue itself on its own energy and, as it mounts up upon itself, it builds itself into an absolute mental frenzy. Unfortunately, this sort of mental frenzy is ultimately counter-productive and leaves mind so frenzied that it cannot actually take care of whatever is causing stress. Thus, stress relief is a way to help mind attend to necessities of life.
The first thing you need to realize about stress is that you can get rid of it. In fact, you can control your mind and your emotions and you do not need to hang on to stress. If you learn to get rid of stress all on your own, you will be able to get rid of it that much easier next time. You control your brain a lot more than you know.
With that in mind, first way to help give yourself stress relief is with your feet. That is, if something is causing you all sorts of stress, you need to simply stand up and walk away from it. This will give your mind break it needs to calm down and come to grips with situation. Simply allowing it to stress you out more and more is simply not a productive plan. So get up, walk away, and give yourself a break.
Once you have walked away, there are several things you can do for stress relief. One of easiest things is simply cleaning house. That's right, vacuuming, dusting, ironing, scrubbing floors and cleaning countertops will actually help you relieve stress. Simply organizing messes and cleaning away dirt will help you immeasurably. This is because you will be taking care of messes, much in manner you want to clean up messes in your life. By sweeping away dust and grime, you will be taking charge of your own home and, in a way, removing clutter from your life by removing clutter from your home.
Another method of stress relief is through a hobby. This can be model ship building, stamp collecting, or any number of other means to help you keep your mind off of things. Likewise, woodworking or even fishing can help you get some stress relief and clear away fog of anxiety that can arise from stresses of everyday life. By focusing on something other than what is pressing you, you can get rid of those piling stresses that threaten to take you over. Hobbies give your mind something to concentrate on. And by concentrating on something completely meaningless, your mind can finally relax and let go of pressures that build up with every little concern.