Stress and depression are two of the major things every person has to cope with. Both of these two can be very dangerous and should not be taken lightly. There are ways in which you can fight these issues. Some ways include changing your entire lifestyle, while others include exercises and other methods of relaxation. Here is a list of X ways that will help you relax your muscles and you mind:

relaxPractice your breathing

The most effective yet basic way of controlling your stress is breathing. By simply taking a few deep breaths and holding them for a few seconds before releasing, you calm your body, reduce your heart rate and tell your mind that everything is ok. This simple exercise can and should be repeated several times a day. Feel free to abuse this exercise as much as you want for it is completely harmless and you can do it anytime and anywhere.

relaxMeditation is crucial

You have seen it in the movies, your friends tried it and you are still skeptical? Instead, try meditating and see the results. The key of success is doing it in the right way. Meditation is a way of releasing all your negative energy and focusing on opening new energy sources. Release all the stress, set your mind free and enhance your spirit by meditating at least 30 minutes per day.

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Music can be relaxing

Believe it or not, but music has the power to reduce stress. Music tends to slow your heart rate, reduce your stress hormones and lower your blood pressure. Of course, we are talking about classical music, not Rock & Roll. Every person’s music preference varies, but opening your mind to classical music will really transport you into another dimension, a stress free environment filled with relaxation.

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Do things that make you happy

Everyone has a set of things and activities which make them happy. You are no different, and instead of trying to live for other all the time, focus a bit on yourself. Do the things that make you happy. Whether it is eating whole ice cream on your own or go scuba diving, simply do it. Of course, it feels way better when doing it in pair with a loved one. If you are still single, consider finding someone to share life with.

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Try to relax more

When your body is stressing out, your muscles contract and your heart rate increases. This leads to potential stress and can cause exhaustion and tiredness. You will want to try and relax as much as possible. Consider getting inflatable Cloud9 lounges and enjoy their comfort and relaxing features. Another thing you can do is hang a hammock and see if it relaxes you completely. Nevertheless, you have to find a way in which you can relax your body and muscles, and if none of the above mentioned ways works, seek medical attention for your condition might be chronic.

relaxChange your environment

Perhaps your environment is to blame for your current psychological and physical state? Maybe the source of your stress comes from inside your house? Perhaps you should consider switching jobs? These changes can be difficult, but at the same time life changing. It takes a lot of courage to make a change. Believe in yourself and take a leap of faith.

 Living a stressful life usually doesn’t end up well. When you notice the first signs of stress, try the above mentioned practices and find a way to relax your body and muscles. Create a healthy environment for yourself and do not let the stress get the better of you.