Oasis11- One way to reduce stress is to get involved in a high intensity workout. Working out briskly elevates the heart rate and eventually it sends messages to the brain to release endorphins.
These endorphins allow you to feel that “Runner’s high” and allow you to experience a sense of calm and well being.
It also clears your mind and lets you think clearly which usually does not happen when you are stressed.
It also allows you to sleep better which will let you perform your job with a certain level of alertness that you did not have.
You can also develop a hobby or take a class in this pursuit. Taking a new language class or a painting class might be fun.
Also, painting requires a certain level of concentration that will force you to focus on the painting and nothing else.
Activities that force you to concentrate can also relieve your stress because you are forced to take your mind off your troubles.
This is why yoga is so effective in relieving stress. Yoga is an intense series of concentrated stretches that force the participant to focus on each moment of each exercise in order to perform the poses correctly.
Many people have raved about the effects that yoga has had on them and as a result they become addicted to it.