One of the biggest stressors is letting your mind obsess over things that you can't change. Every time you focus on the past and relive painful memories or worry about the future your body starts to react to those thoughts and feelings the same way it would if it were actually happening to you.

You see, your brain doesn't know the difference between what's real and a powerfully imagined reality. That's why all you have to do is think of something you are afraid of your body will instantly prepare for fight or flight even though there's no logical reason too.

Whether you have an argument with a loved one or work colleague, make a mistake or miss an opportunity because you were afraid to take a risk, chances are, that six months from now you simply aren't going to care.

The point is that what's frustrating, worrying or stressing you now will pass. How long it takes for this to happen depends on a few things. The biggest secret is how well you master your mind. Just this one thing can give you a lifetime of happiness, health and peace.

Here are 5 Stress Relaxation Secrets for Your Mind

Relaxation Technique 1 - Stop the Blame Game

You and you alone are responsible for your feelings and emotions. However much you might think otherwise, no-one else is to blame for what you think or how you feel and only you can stop yourself from feeling stressed. If you don't like the way you feel - change it!

Relaxation Technique 2 - Don't Make Mountains out of Molehills

Life events, both trivial and traumatic are not what causes
stress - they are just the trigger. It is how you think and
react to the event that causes you stress.

Stop escalating every event that happens to a level it doesn't
warrant. If it's something you can take care of now - then don't
put it off another minute. If it's not something you can deal
with right now, then leave it until you can.

Relaxation Technique 3 - Choose Happiness

You really can choose how to feel, just like you can choose how to behave. You can do this quite simply by remembering an event that you really enjoyed and allowing those feelings to flow through your body. It's that simple. You can do this anytime and any where you like and as often as you like.

Relaxation Technique 4 - Control Your Mind

One of the easiest ways to do this is to begin eliminating negativity from your life. The less negative input you take in from your environment, the less stressed you will be. Don't particpate in gossip or talk of doom and gloom and let go of the need to critcize, condemn or complain about anything.

The second part is to surround yourself with people who are supportive of you, read personal development books, listen to CD's that inspire you and learn how to meditate to turn your mind off at will.

Relaxation Technique 5 - Be Objective

You will be much less vulnerable to feeling stressed if you take on the "don't sweat the small stuff—it's all small stuff" saying. Remember that stress is always subjective, your emotional reaction to an outside event.

To your Great Life and Health...

Author's Bio: 

Michael Atma is an internationally known author, speaker & relaxation coach. Known as the person to talk to when you're tired of not getting results, Michael offers simple yet proven strategies to improve the quality of your life in just minutes. Michael's writing comes straight from the front line of good health and successful living.

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