Deep breathing is a form of relaxation you can learn and practice at home. When we are stressed we tend to shallow breathe, which leads to increased of anxiety. Tekla Kosa, an expert in a relaxation technique called autogenic training, suggests a simple relaxation technique that you can do it anywhere. First, take a deep breath into your diaphragm so that you feel that your ribs expending. Once you feel your breath is full, take three more little breaths and hold. Then, exhale fully and try to take three more exhalations and hold. Repeat this few steps three to four times and you will feel that your stress is releasing. This is a good skill to practice as you start or end your day. With daily practice, you will soon be able to use this skill whenever you feel stress.
Listening to music can be a powerful aid in coping with stress caused by studies. It can give us a tremendously relaxing effect on your mind and bodies, especially slow classical music. This type of music can have a beneficial effect on our physiological functions. Slow down our pulse and heart rate and decrease the levels of stress. As music can absorb our attention, it acts as a distraction at the same time it helps to explore emotions. While listening to music, we can also sing along as it can be a great releasa of tension.
Next, having a good night’s sleep can also help us to cope with stress. Sleeping is an important resource that keeps you healthy, mentally sharp and able to cope with stress more effectively. Unfortunately, most of the stressed people tend to get less sleep than they need. One of the side-effect is insomnia, which will make us even more stressed, trend and irritable. To have a good sleep, you should try to have a warm bath before sleeping. Reading a book or listening to music before bedtime also helps. You should also keep a notebook by your bedside to allow you to write down all those thing that pop into your mind so that they don’t play on your mind while you sleep.