Stress and Mental Health – What You Can Do To Ease Them
Since there is a proven connection between stress and mental health, it makes sense to tackle them before serious problems take over. You do that by finding an escape route, a secret place where you can go to dispel the stress build-up and ease your mind.
1. Get A Massage
Pampering yourself is one way to cope with stress. Visit your local health spa and indulge yourself in one of their traditional massages. This is a great way to loosen those knotted muscles and relax while experts do all the work. Shiatsu is considered to be a good choice.
There are certain scents from plant extracts that can greatly affect our mood. Enjoy an aromatherapy session along with your massage. Buy some incense or oils from your local shops. Use them in your home to relax you. Also, the smell will also have some effect on those around you for a calmer atmosphere.
3. Listen To Music
Music is an excellent soother, especially where stress exists. Listening to your favorite music will relax you and bring your body back into its natural rhythm. Give it a try. You might surprise yourself.
4. Visualization and Biofeedback
If you haven’t tried these, you will be amazed when you do. These have given me some of the most relaxing moments I can ever imagine. They come pretty close to how I feel when I venture into the wilderness, away from home and job and all the stress that goes with them. Have you ever floated on a cloud? I have. Here’s how I did it.