Types Of Stress Release

Stress is everywhere; at work, at home, at your parent's house. It is important to release and relieve stress to avoid complications that it can create such as ulcers, high blood pressure, and hypertension. Below are some quick ways to de-stress your body, and your life.

Life Simplifying

The first step to releasing and relieving stress is to start removing it from your life. Here are some quick steps that you can get to work on today:

- Realize you can't change your parents, boss, or spouse, but you can change the way you react to them.

- Start saying "no". The last thing you need is another thing to do. The next time someone asks you for help with a project or committee, say, "I'm sorry, but I have so many projects already I couldn't possibly fit another in."

- Delegate jobs to others. If your kids are old enough to help around the house, have them do it. If your spouse isn't busy, have him or her run that extra errand. If your co-worker is just gabbing at the water cooler, have her make copies of the report. You'll be amazed at the release of stress you'll get just from having another do one small task. They add up!

Scented Candles

When you get home from work or errands, immediately light a scented stress release candle. The simple act of lighting a flame can release stress and the smell will calm your nerves.


Massage is one of the best ways to release stress. Office chairs and recliners that have a built-in massage mechanism are great if you have the money, but there are also free ways to get the same effect.

To give yourself a soothing head massage, release any hair ties or pins, and use the tips of your fingers to gently move the skin on the top of your scalp. Make sure to pay extra attention to the temple areas and behind the ears. This is where stress builds up the most.


There are certain herbs that are known for releasing stress when smelled. Some of the best are vanilla, lavender, and chamomile. These herbs can be found in candles, perfumes, teas, extracts, and lotions. It is a great idea to keep products containing these herbs at the office, in the car, in the bedroom, and in the bath for stress emergencies such as a conflict with your boss, a traffic jam, or a stress headache.