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5 Effective Ways to Manage Stress Doing Nothing

By Adityasam @foralitelife
Reading a Book Doing nothing to beat stress, doesn't necessarily mean laziness or not to move a muscle in your body. In this context, it means with very little effort, you can easily manage stress, at workplace, at home or wherever you want.
Stress, if left unmanaged for a long time can have hazardous impacts on your health. Thus, by doing nothing or by working your ass off, Stress has to be managed and put under check.
Personally, I tried these ways on myself and they have worked wonders. I'm pretty sure that they will be effective for you too. So, let's find out what they are and how to implement them, of course you can add more too, in the comments. Here goes;
  1. Listen to Music

    It hardly requires moving a limb, all you have to do is plug in your headphones or speakers and let the beats rock your atmosphere. Wow, I remember the times when I tried it; RAPTURE! It just reduces all the clutter and stress in your brain and lets you start active and fresh again.

  2. Read a Good Book

    About a fortnight ago, I started reading 'To Kill a Mockingbird' by Harper Lee. You know, it started working wonders; the childish attitude in the book, the raw humor and the innocence of the children, Wow it just took all the negative energy away from me and you know what, I felt so energized and happy to get back to work again.

    To Kill A Mockingbird

    'To Kill a Mockingbird'. I read the latest cover edition

  3. Creative Visualization

    Dream! Take your mind away to some place, to a place where all the people are happy and enjoy every moment of their lives. Alternatively, you can also try imagining how great it'd be after completing your work successfully, the rewards and accolades you'll get. Wow, do that and in both cases you'll feel great to get back to your work!

    Creative Visualization

    Take your mind away from work for a few minutes!

  4. Body Stretch to Feel Relaxed

    Stretch all the muscles in your body and see how great it feels. You feel relaxed and most importantly all the stress is gone. You also have a better control over your emotions and then you can get back to work in a better mood.

    Morning stretch

    The Body Stretch

  5. Peaceful Imagery

    All you have to do is sit and look around. Yes, decorate your walls with some cool peaceful posters, nice quotes or anything that will make you calm and kick the stress out of you.
    Seriously, this can work wonders, I have a poster of Liverpool on the wall and whenever I look at it, a load of stress is taken off from my head, I think about all the glory days of Liverpool, particularly Istanbul 2005 and BAM, all the stress is gone!

    'This is Anfield'

    The 'This is Anfield' Poster in my room.

    The Visual Definition of Wispy Clouds

    Here's some Peaceful Imagery for You

Your Thoughts?
So, Would you agree with the tips mentioned above? Would you like to add more? Do you have your own unique ways of beating stress? Let me know!

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