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  • Shambhavi Pathak

5 things to do when you are feeling stressed

It doesn’t matter where you are, what you do, what age or gender you are, what time of the day it is, stress can get anyone. It could be the stress that you get instantly or a stress that has been building up for quite a time. You could get stress from literally anything. There was a time where I used to feel stressed about even asking for a glass of water at someone’s house. But don’t worry. As easy as it is to get stressed, I am gonna be telling you a few things you can do anytime and anywhere to elevate the stress.

Here are 5 things you can do to decrease your stress.


Often the best solutions are the simplest ones. Whenever you are feeling stressed, just stop for a moment from whatever you are doing, close your eyes and just take a deep breath in and a deep breath out. Visualise that you are the air and once you are inside your nostril, visualise traveling through the windpipe and into lung. Then traveling out again. Continue with the exercise till all you can concentrate on is your breathing. By now you have started feeling better. Continue this as long as and as many times as you require.

Listen to music

This is my favourite method of decreasing stress. I listen to music according to what I am feeling, and if possible I sing out loud. This is quite possibly the best way to lose stress. It makes me doubly happy if I can dance along, nothing complicated, just simple movements.

Take a nap

If it is at all possible, take a short power nap. Trust me it helps tremendously. It gives your brain and body the brief reprise that it requires.

Change the environment

Take a break from whatever room or surrounding you are working in. Switch places or view or rooms if possible or else take half hour break go out and take a brief walk. While you are at it, eat or drink something that makes you happy, preferably something healthy.


If the reason for your stress is a person, try and talk to that person and tell them what is bothering you. If it is a situation talk to someone who could either help you with the situation or maybe you simply need a listening ear so talk to someone you comfortable with. I have discovered that talking will de stress you faster than any other method. Hell, after starting to talk I have realised that I actually had nothing to be stressed about and have felt infinitely better by simply opening by mouth.

So. Talk.

These are the most simple and might I add tested methods of decreasing stress on a day to day level. Tell us what are your ways of defeating stress on everyday basis. Leave us a comment!

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