# Breathe – Slow and deep breaths, with eyes closed, only focusing on your breathing and taking your mind from worries can be a simple and wonderful method to feel calm and relaxed. As you breathe in, you can feel the fresh air entering your body. As you breathe out, you can feel the tension leaving your body.
# Walk – A brisk walk is a very good method to improve physical and mental well-being. Walking and breathing in fresh air can make you feel wonderfully calm.
# Talk, share and listen – Release your tensions the way a pressure cooker releases steam- by talking to someone. Go over to a friend, spend time with a family member. Remember to share – a sorrow shared is a sorrow halved; a joy shared is a joy doubled. Listen to soothing music or good messages on how to make the mind calm. Chat with a friend on phone, SMS, what’s app, facebook or email.
# Laugh- Laughter is still the best medicine. Sharing a joke, recalling some old and good times, enjoying a joke , TV show or movie can be a very good distraction and make you feel better.
# Eat, drink and sleep well- Regular meals can be very important to feel calm and avoid stomach burning. But remember to also eat healthy- avoid fried foods, have fresh fruits and vegetables. Drink plenty of water, lassi, buttermilk or lime juice. Reduce coffee and tea. Avoid alcohol. Get proper and restful sleep. To develop healthy sleeping habits, refer to Simple tips to sleep better.
# Learn how to solve problems effectively. One way to reduce your stress is to learn how to solve problems. One simple way may be the 5-W method:
What is the problem?
Whom does it affect? Who is contributing to it?
Where did it/does it happen?
When did it/does it happen?
Why does it happen?
Choose one problem at a time. Think of the possible solutions. Decide on the pros and cons of each solution and then decide which one to first try to solve the problem. That did not work? Go to the next.
There are many other ways too! Try and find the solution to the problem by discussing with someone you can trust.