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4 More Stress Killing Techniques For Writers

2204059683_9ae889398a_oYesterday we took a look at four initial techniques writers of all types can use to kill the stress associated with the business. Today we are going to offer you four more ideas on how to relax when stress threatens to overwhelm you. Between the eight total techniques you’ll have in your arsenal, you should be able to lower your stress levels in all situations. Just remember that one single technique may not work 100% of the time, which is why it is a good idea to practice several of these.

 

1. Scream

This one might sound silly, and even counter-intuitive, but having a really good scream can do wonders for you. As you scream, you are literally releasing all of that pent up energy and frustration. You don’t have to focus on letting it go, it’ll just happen naturally. Granted, this isn’t always an appropriate stress killing technique. I mean, you wouldn’t want to do this in public, or in a crowded place. But if you really can’t take it anymore, go in your room, shove your face in a pillow, and scream to your hearts content. I’ve done it, and man does it ever feel great. Afterwords, you’ll be able to think so much clearer because of the release screaming offers you.

2. Talk It Out

Find a good friend or a close family member and talk your stress away. As someone who loves to talk (just ask everyone I come into contact with – they’ll tell you I never shut up), I find that this technique also works very well. Rant to your best friend for a little while, or just simply talk things out with your significant other. Sometimes it doesn’t even matter if you’re talking about whatever has caused your stress levels to spike. Sometimes it is simply enough to talk to another human being at all. When you talk, you’re focusing on the task at hand, and it is actually extremely good for your mental and spiritual health to be in the presence of others… the closer you are, the more they understand you, the better it can be for your overall health.

3. Have A Good Laugh

Laughter is amazing. I can tell you that there have been times when I was under so much stress that I thought my head might literally explode, and someone made me laugh, and I immediately felt better. Heck, don’t be afraid to get hysterical with it. Even hysterical laughter is good for you. As a bonus, side-splitting laughter is also a fairly decent cardiovascular and ab-building exercise. No, I’m totally not joking. True, you’d have to do it for hours for it to have even the smallest effects, but hey, whatever works, right? Trust me, you’ll feel a whole lot better once you laugh it out.

4. Do Yoga or Meditate

Yoga and meditation are also incredibly useful stress killing techniques. Both force you to focus on your body, your breathing, and clearing your mind. It does take time to perfect either one, but it is well worth it. Yoga and meditation don’t only bust your stress away, but they are also generally good for your health. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be able to revisit your breathing and clear your mind at the drop of a hat. Seriously… give it a shot.

Feel free to share your own stress killing ideas in the comments below! We always look forward to hearing what you have to say.

If you would like to read more on a similar topic, be sure to check out our post, 4 Stress Killing Techniques For Writers.

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