Stress Release Manual
by Mariah F.
Chapter 1: Stressors
Chapter 2: Taking Care
Chapter 3: Learning to Relax
Chapter 4: Changing Attitude
Chapter 5: Managing Time
Chapter 6: Laughter
A great, natural remedy for stress release is exercise. Go out for a jog, or ride your bike around the neighborhood.
Be sure to get enough sleep as well, and take great joy from your happiest dreams. Remember the dream of the family joys, and settle into it throughout the day.
Eat well to feel better physically, and mentally. Put peanut butter on apples instead or caramel, or use olive oil instead of traditional butter to flavor greens.
Learning to Relax
Think of how you can positively release stress with daily activity.
-- Take a nap when you're tired.
-- Read a favorite book.
-- Use essential oils in your home.
-- Light candles for peaceful ambience.
-- Listen to nature sounds.
-- Do yoga.
-- Stretch your muscles.
-- Take a walk outside.
-- Talk with a friend about your situation.
-- Take a warm bath.
-- Get a massage.
-- Watch a favorite movie.
-- Have a bonfire with friends.
-- Listen to your favorite music.
Find things that you like about yourself personally. Do you like your brown eyes? Do you like how you're not too tall? Do you like your talents? Do you like your ability to make people smile? Do you like your honesty? Think of all of your potential in life.
Think, has there been a time where a challenge made you feel good about yourself? Did you not make it into the All-State band, but you understood why didn't make it afterwards and this helped you become a better musician? Let confidence take over you.