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6 Secret At-Home Stress Relievers

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6 Secret At-Home Stress Relievers

By Marlo Sollitto, AgingCare.com

As a caregiver, you know you need to de-stress. But who has time to go to five yoga classes a week or the money to indulge in a professional massage? There are ways to lower stress without leaving your home, and without spending money. You’re surrounded by everyday household items right now that have the power to help you relax and unwind. You just have to know where to look!

Read more: 6 Surprising Ways to Instantly Lower Stress

Hand towel

Soak a hand towel in water and then microwave it for two minutes until its steamy. Place the towel on the back of your neck and then over your face. As the soothing heat hits your skin, your body will instinctively relax.

Water

Not only is running water a great noise muffler, but the sound and feel of water is therapeutic. For maximum effectiveness, focus on the task at hand. The goal isn’t to scrub down and towel off in under 30 seconds. Take 10 minutes for a hot, unhurried shower or a steamy bath and feel the stress melt away. Massage your head as you shampoo, use a scented body wash, loofah your skin gently. When you emerge, you will feel rejuvenated and ready to take on the rest of your day.

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6 Secret At-Home Stress Relievers originally appeared on AgingCare.com.

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12:27PM PDT on May 23, 2013

A simple way to relieve stress is to clean a pencil or pen and place it gently between your teeth for 3-4 minutes not biting down. This relaxes the jaw muscles and the whole body with less stress on the brain. For more tips you can go to http://www.worldpositivethinkers.org and scroll to the video. Skip the intro and go to 2.12 minutes. On the right side of the page you can click chapter 11 for a free reading on more tips. My Positive best, Mr. Positive a.k.a. Ken Bossone

2:19PM PST on Feb 23, 2013

thanks

8:17AM PST on Dec 13, 2012

Good stuff, thanks

10:34AM PDT on Mar 27, 2012

good suggestions, thank you.

2:28AM PDT on Mar 23, 2012

Thanks

4:13AM PDT on Mar 20, 2012

Great advice.

9:14PM PDT on Mar 19, 2012

Great ideas. Thanks.

5:38PM PDT on Mar 16, 2012

Thanks!

2:57PM PDT on Mar 16, 2012

thank you

2:57PM PDT on Mar 16, 2012

I can't believe that a post on the care2 site would recommend taking a long shower just to enjoy running water!!! How wasteful.

Shame.

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