Stress Relief Techniques

If you’re like many people, you may feel that certain stress relief techniques don’t work for you while others work quite well. There are reasons that the same stress relievers can work so differently for various people. Often the techniques that don’t seem to work for a particular person are ineffective for one of two reasons: either they are a poor match for the person’s personality or for the situation.

There are so many different ways to relieve stress that sometimes finding the right technique for your personality and situation may seem overwhelming.  These stress relief techniques are grouped according to various categories you may be looking at when deciding how to best manage your stress.

Acute Stress

Acute stress is the type of stress that throws you off-balance momentarily. This is the type of stress that comes on quickly and often unexpectedly and doesn’t last too long, but requires a response and shakes you up a bit, like an argument with someone in your life, or an exam for which you don’t feel adequately prepared.

Your body’s stress response is triggered with acute stress, but you can reverse it with quick relaxation techniques, and then go back to your day feeling less stressed again. These stress relievers can help you to relax and more quickly recover from acute stress.

  • Do breathing exercises that relief acute stress quickly.
  • Learn to change the way you look at the situation to manage your stress levels.
  • Take breathing exercises a step further with a quick five-minute meditation technique to calm down in the moment.

Emotional Stress

The pain of emotional stress can hit harder than some other types of stress. This is the kind of stress tend  to bring a greater physical reaction and a stronger sense of distress than the stress that comes from being busy at work. Therefore, it is important to be able to manage emotional stress in effective ways. Here are some ways to manage emotional stress.

  • Write a journal to pour out your inner fears and weaknesses.
  • Talk to a fried or be a part of a social group to understand how to get a grip on the situation.

Seek professional held when in dire need

Battling burnout

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Dietary Changes

Burnout is the result of the prolonged chronic stress of situations that leave people feeling a lack of control in their lives. Certain conditions of a job can create a greater risk of burnout, including not only a high level of demands, but also unclear expectations, lack of recognition for achievements, and a high level of risk of negative consequences when mistakes are made.

Once you reach a state of burnout, it is difficult to maintain motivation to work and accomplish what you need to accomplish. The following strategies can help you to come back from a state of burnout—or prevent it entirely.

  • Take some time off. Go on a vacation to unwind and release some stress.
  • Get more laughter in your life as laughter can lead to better overall health and bring joy into your day.
  • Indulge in hobbies and do not wait until your life calms down to engage in your hobbies.
  • Make the most of your weekends. Learn how to bring some of your weekend into your work week for less stress.


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