Natural Stress Relief For Working People

By: jayzn
It was only a few years ago that bosses yelling at employees was an every day occurrence. With the rise of politically correct culture, bosses now supposedly have to take a softly softly approach with employees to reduce their stress and make their working environment better.

Stress was much more recognizable back then because you knew absolutely what stressed you and what did not. Now with the rise of political correctness, stress has become much more insidious and harder to stop.

There are not many people who are able to healthily resolve their stress so that they can enjoy their family life more. I am sure you know someone who is stressed who comes home and because they are stressed take out their frustrations on the family. Many people do this, and they didn't even realize why they are so irritable and moody - it's because they are stressed!

Too many people believe that natural and healthy methods of stress relief take far too much time and turn to prescription drugs to deal with the stress. Worse still, many people turn to drinking, smoking or non-prescription drugs in the false believe that these help them to cope with the stress in their lives. It doesn't! All it does is mask the symptoms of stress and help you forget about it for a short time.

The result of this is that the amount you drink or smoke continues to increase further and further causing more serious health issues.

Stress can be relieved naturally and very easily, and this will result in your quality of life improving greatly. Not only that, but you will feel better about yourself and that something you've felt missing will start to return.

After a day in the office before you go home do something to relax. My personal favorite is to park the car at the top of a hill near my house before I get home. The hill has a fantastic view and I just park up, open the window, turn some music on and put the seat back. I chill out for a half hour or so, let the stress of the day go and then go home feeling calm and relaxed to my family.

I know that my family appreciates it because when I get home I am calm and relaxed and can really enjoy spending time with my wife and children.

Parking on a hill and enjoying nature may not be your thing, so maybe go to the gym and work the stress out, go shopping, or whatever is right for you, so long as it is healthy and relaxed you.

If you travel on public transport to and from work, you can sit and read or knit or something as you travel to help further reduce your stress.

If you cannot spare any time between getting off work and getting home regularly then do something relaxing in the car or as soon as you get home. Maybe listen to some classical music in the car, or heavy metal, depending on how your day has been! Maybe take a few minutes before you enter the house to take a few deep breaths and let the stresses of the day go.

Attend some meditation or relaxation classes after work - once a week go to a meditation or Tai Chi class where you can actually relax and enjoy yourself. It may sound like a big commitment to attend an hour long class every week, but then you are talking about potentially saving your life and improving the quality of not just your life, but of your family's too.

One of the best methods of natural stress relief is to talk about your problems. It may be best not to unload your problems on your partner every night as it could cause problems, but go see a counselor, psychologist or hypnotherapist to discuss your problems with. As a professional listener and helper, they will be able to help you to deal with the causes of your stress and resolve them in such a way as to benefit everyone.

Avoid the temptation to temporarily resolve your stressful situations through drink, drugs and smoking. Doing so will cause you long term harm and will not make it any easier for you to resolve these sources of stress.

Through a natural approach you will be in a much better position to resolve your stressful situations and to improve the quality of your life and relationships. By resolving these stresses you will reap long term rewards through feeling better, improved health and higher self esteem.
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