5 Uncommon Ways to Reduce Stress

You probably know that meditation is a great stress-reliever. You also realize that when you exercise, and afterwords, you feel great. This feeling of personal accomplishment is actually triggered by a release of hormones that fight stress and make you feel good about yourself.

Additionally, the power of taking frequent breaks throughout your day is a commonly known stress-reliever as well.

So, what happens if you try all of these and other well known stress busters, and you are still feeling anxious, and stressed out?

Perhaps you should try some proven, little-known techniques for reducing the amount of stress in your life.

Take the following lesser-known steps for stress-relief and you will experience more peace and tranquility, and less anxiety, in your daily routine.

1 – Break Out the Nail Polish or Permanent Marker

Don't worry men, you are not going to be painting your nails.

Using nail polish, or some other type of permanent marking device, place a small dot of color on your cell phone, where you can't miss it.

Tell yourself this is a reminder to calm down and relax before you answer your phone.

Seemingly endless telephone calls and text notifications can create high levels of stress.

When you see that colored dot, pause, take a deep breath, and smile before you answer your phone or text.

2 – Rubber Band Your Wrist

Have you ever seen someone with a rubber band around their wrist? Aside from being a possible fashion statement, they may be using this as a stress-reliever.

It is easy to condition yourself, and you can use a rubber band to do so.

Every time you feel stressed or anxious, pull the rubber band away from your wrist and release, letting it give you a light snap on your arm.

This attaches mild pain to stress, and over time, can condition you to avoid the things which cause you to snap your wrist.

3 – Drink Orange Juice

The physiological process that happens inside your body when you ingest vitamin C naturally lowers stress levels.

According to WebMD, just 2 glasses of orange juice each day can significantly lower your cortisol level.

Cortisol is known as the stress hormone, and regulating it can significantly reduce the possibility of stress.

4 – Start Chewing Gum

Chewing a stick of gum does more than freshen your breath. Research conducted by Dr. Andrew Scholey in 2008 shows that chewing gum can also "reduce anxiety and depression".

It also increases your alertness, so keep some gum handy at home and at work.

5 – Blow Up a Balloon

This activity may draw stairs at the office place, but it works great for relieving stress.

The deep breathing required to blow up a balloon calms you down.

Besides, how can you feel stressed out and anxious when you are performing a fun, childlike activity like blowing up a balloon?

Learn more about how to manage stress on my page with all the information you need on this subject: How to manage stress

I have published a book that covers in detail all the things you can do to reduce and manage stress in your life.

If you are serious about wanting to learn how to manage stress you should definitely check it out.

This how to book has 170 pages of straight to the point steps for how to manage or reduce stress.

I'm proud of how information packed this book is, and I guarantee that you will get great results when you follow the steps in it, or you will get your money back!

For many years this book sold at retail for $27 but for this new how to book site, and to be aligned with the pricing offered on Amazon Kindle books nowadays, I have reduced it to a measly $17 - and you get the book in three formats to read and print out in whatever mode you prefer to read and learn.

Instant download of .pdf and Kindle .mobi and ePub formats!

And you will also get some great surprise bonuses too!

buy how to manage stress book

Visit my online guide here for more help on how to manage stress

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Self Help.

"Power Tips" magazine is back!
You Get A Free Complete Self Help Report delivered to your email box every edition, plus you get a free PLR article and other great gifts!

SUBSCRIBE BELOW ...  I promise you will want to USE what you learn!

I really want to know what you think of this site, this page, and to hear your tips or suggestions about it.

So please share your story or simply add a Comment in the comment box.

If you feel that the information on this page has been useful to you please give it a Like or share it with your friends - thanks!!

You are a life Saver!!

I recently discovered this site and I can tell you that my life has not been the same. I now come here EVERYDAY and spend at least 1 hour.

I used to spend that time browsing online fashion and beauty magazine which just means that I spend more. Now I have replaced that habit with coming here.

In future I will think about contributing articles as well. Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!! and God bless"

Contact Us | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | FAQ | Testimonials

Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.