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12 Inexpensive Ways to Relieve Stress

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12 Inexpensive Ways to Relieve Stress

“Stress:  1. a force that strains or deforms  2. mental or physical tension“  Websters New World Dictionary

Despite our best intentions for creating a lifestyle free of stress, we have only succeeded in creating more stress than our mind and bodies can really handle. The good news is there are practical ways to reduce stress in your life without having to spend a whole lot of money. It is important to note that there are both environmental and emotional factors that create stress in your home, workplace and outdoors in a city. You might feel the stress of a difficult job, or the emotional strain of a negative relationship, but toxic chemicals in your cleaning supplies or exposure to electro-magnetic frequency’s from your computer and T.V. may not be so easy to detect. They can, however, cause stress to your immune system and eventually will need to be removed or reduced.

For now let’s take a look at some ideas for dealing with stress on a daily basis. By taking one-step-at-a-time you can at least begin to manage the stress that comes from living in a time that demands our complete attention and much of our precious energy. The goal here is to open up space in your day to recharge and reinvigorate your body-mind for the next go-round of activity.

1. Medical research has shown that lack of sleep can stress the body more than anything else you do. Make sure to get 7-9 hours of sleep each night for best effect.

2. To make sure your body can sleep at night, reduce the amount of stimulating foods, such as sugar, caffeine and alcohol, that you ingest each day. For some people even one cup of java can cause insomnia. Stay away from your computer or smart phone before bedtime as it can interfere with your ability to sleep.

3. Take time each day to stop and do nothing. You can do this at your desk with a few stretches and then sitting, lean your head back on the chair and close your eyes for 2-3 minutes. Or, lay down on the sofa or bed and take a 5-10 minute nap. This is a very easy and effective way to refresh and revive the whole body system.

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Delia Quigley is the Director of StillPoint Schoolhouse, where she teaches a holistic lifestyle based on her 30 years of study, experience and practice. She is the creator of the Body Rejuvenation Cleanse, Cooking the Basics, and Broken Bodies Yoga. Delia's credentials include author, artist, natural foods chef, yoga instructor, energy therapist and public speaker. Follow Delia's blogs: and. To view her website go to


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5:49AM PDT on Sep 26, 2013

Money is not all

2:43AM PDT on Sep 26, 2013

Thank you :)

1:56AM PDT on Sep 26, 2013

This is so not working. The only method that really works is to get rid off that problem that cause stressing out. Walking in park or drinking herbal tea or even having a massage won't fix it because in the back of your mind you know that the problem still exist.

12:24AM PDT on Jun 7, 2013

Fantastic tips! Thanks for sharing.

1:10AM PST on Jan 25, 2012

Great info. time for me to overhaul my regimen


12:04PM PST on Jan 24, 2012

Thank you, great ideas - However, being a Complimentary Therapist, I have to say that I'm MUCH BETTER at giving the advice, than applying to MYSELF - really must change that in this New Year


8:50AM PST on Jan 24, 2012


7:02PM PST on Jan 22, 2012

thank you!

3:49PM PST on Jan 22, 2012


1:05AM PST on Jan 16, 2012

I need a chiropractor. I don't like the standard herbal teas, but I do love my Japanese green tea.

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