Everybody has the power to reduce the impact of stress as it’s happening in the moment. Recognizing stress is the first step in lessening its impact. Many of us spend so much time in a stressed state, we have forgotten what it feels like to be fully relaxed and alert. If you don’t feel calm, alert, productive, and focused most of the time in your daily life, then too much stress may be a problem for you. Here are 9 things you can do to relax on a stressful day. I hope you will find a few favorites among these tips and habits that you can start using in your own life this week to reduce the stress and live a much lighter and more relaxing life.
#1. Listen to Music
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by a stressful situation, try taking a break and listening to relaxing classical music. Playing calm music has a positive effect on the brain and body, can lower blood pressure, and reduce cortisol, a hormone linked to stress.