Too much driving, too much shopping, too much rushing
around, running the kids around--family and work
demands have you stressed out.

There are many ways to help you control stress. Here
are some unique methods I've collected.

1. Yell! But---be sure you are alone. The best place
is in the car with the windows up. Stuck in traffic?
Try it.

2. Sing. This is close to the first one. Lots of people
swear by the power of music to release tension and stress.
Sing wherever you feel comfortable. It doesn't matter
what. Just have some fun with it! I have done this on
all jobs I've had. Then I started dancing. Why not!
People thought I was crazy, but it works.

3. Do something soothing. Start or try a activity like
knitting, crochet, pottery making. Don't worry about
being good at it. It's the process that's beneficial.
Sitting still while performing repetitive movements
is calming and stabilizing for many people. It can
be time to collect your thoughts.

4. Start a garden. Even apartment-dwellers can do this.
Inside in pots, pots on the patio, pots, a small spot
in your yard. There is a little work to setting it up.
Tending plants, fruits, vegetables, flowers and
watching them grow, bloom, or yield food is rewarding.
Avid gardeners say working a garden is the best way
to control stress and worry. An added benefit is the
creation of a more beautiful, restful environment.

5. Play with a dog or cat. Experts say Pet owners have
longer lives and fewer stress symptoms than non-pet
owners. Playing with your pet provides good vibrations.
It's a form of social interaction with no pressure to meet anyone's expectations!

6. Gaze at the stars. Many times I have gazed up at the
stars off my patio. Preferably in a still, dark, and
quiet area, sit back and observe the heavens.
The vastness of space is awesome. This way can make a
lot of problems seem very small.

You think you're stressed out! Look at These eyes!

Author's Bio: 

Kathy Thompson is a writer and speaker who has been studying Health and fitness for over 25 years. Her new Special Report reveals the secret formula to help you "Fight Stress & Win." Discover simple easy techniques you can use anywhere, anytime. Get Your copy now!