While most people do not associate music with any sort of therapy, it really is. Think about it – whenever you are stressed out, what is the first thing that you usually do? For me? I turn my music onto a song I know is going to cheer me up or at least match what mood I am in. Music therapy, while it might seem strange is a great way to relieve some of the stress that you might be feeling due to your job, home or even just life in general.
Music therapy can actually promote wellness, eases pain and actually helps with the expression of feelings, enhances a lot of memories and finally can truly improve your communication skills – which is something that a lot of people need right now.
Whenever you are feeling stressed out, just run yourself a bath, slip your iPod on and let the music just take you away to a place that is not stressful at all!
We have all heard it before. You are telling a friend, a family member, or a colleague that you are feeling stressed out, and they recommend exercise in an oh so chipper tone of voice. You groan inside and endeavor to change the subject, because just thinking about exercising and how you always mean to but never have time just makes you feel even more stressed.
But like it or not, it is true that exercise is a great stress reliever. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do which will not even seem like exercise. These activities are just fun.
Yeah, okay, you can do yoga, but if you are pretty doubtful about your abilities to touch your toes to your nose, don’t worry. Swimming is great for relieving stress, and in the sweltering month of August, it is the perfect activity.
Karate can help you in a lot of ways. Guys enjoy it, women can learn some self defense moves, and no matter what, you will develop a strong sense of self discipline.
Last but most certainly not least, just take a walk!