Ways To Relieve Stress, Depression and Anxiety

Relieving Stress Can Help To Lift Your Feelings

Written By Liz Oakes

Finding ways to relieve stress is helpful, especially if you have been feeling anxious, stressed or depressed. The longer you remain in a stressed and negative state, the harder it is to pick up afterwards.

Methods that you can use to release anxiety and stress includes using various tools such as meditation, affirmations and using healing crystals of course.

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Finding ways to relieve stress is helpful, especially if you have been feeling anxious, stressed or depressed. The longer you remain in a stressed and negative state, the harder it is to pick up afterwards.

Methods that you can use to release anxiety and stress includes using various tools such as meditation, affirmations and using healing crystals of course.

Life has been quite difficult in recent years, with both the problems in the financial system and a large number of both man-made and natural disasters happening around the world.

Even if you are not personally involved, hearing about these things often makes you feel anxious and sends everyone's stress levels up.

When you feel anxious, it is important to make an attempt to lift your state of mind as soon as possible.

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So What Do People Mean When They Say They Are Stressed?

When negative thoughts flow through to the body, they may turn into health problems. The signs of stress include heart disease, high blood pressure and severe tension.

This chronic tension can cause a number of health issues including muscular pain and heaviness in the body. If you are not sure about how stress may affect your health, learn more here.

More than anything you just don't feel happy, and want very much to feel the good sort of 'normal' again. This means it is time for a change! Time to use new ways to relieve stress.

Stress Relief Through Meditation

Meditation is one of the better ways to relieve stress that you have at your disposal. It is highly beneficial to relieve anxiety and stress and you will feel more at peace after doing a meditation.

While you are meditating your brain waves need to slow, as ideally their rhythm changes from the beta wave, of normal day to day activities, to the slower alpha wave.

Two particular areas of the brain, the Amygdala and the Anterior Cingulate Cortex are known to be related to quieting your mind, allowing you to let go of stress and tension.

Many people say they have trouble quieting their mind and stopping the mind chatter.

If you are one of these people who finds it hard to stop those persistent thoughts from interrupting, using Isochronic Tones are an effective aid to help you to be able to meditate better.

If you have not heard of isochronic tones before, and would like some more details, click here to go to my article on Isochronic Tones for an in-depth look at how they work.

Using these tones assists you because it works by encouraging these special areas of the brain, to entrain with the new rhythms that are introduced by hearing these tones.

As your mind chatter stops, you will go deeper into the meditative (alpha) state. Ways to relieve stress that use meditation may aid your health, as it may improve your blood pressure and ease tension, both related to stress.

Using Healing Crystals For Stress Relief

Using crystals is one of the ways to relieve stress that you can benefit from, and utilizing them for stress relief is very simple.

Chrysanthemum Stone shown below is an example of one of the stones you may choose to use. The two best ways to use their vibration is firstly to keep them on your body and secondly to use them in meditation.

During meditation you need to relax for it to be successful. Using stones that help you to relax and that ease stress has been shown to be helpful.

Learn easy meditation methods and hold one of the stress relief stones in your hand while you meditate. Many crystals also offer excellent healing attributes and aid you to develop new gifts.

In addition they have other attributes which include aiding you to develop psychic gifts and helping to enhance your creativity as well as a range of other powerful metaphysical and healing properties.

If you hold a crystal for stress relief in your hand during meditation, this may help the process to work better, and this may in itself aid you to let go of some of your stress.

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There have been quite a few books written about the idea of using affirmations. I strongly believe in the effectiveness of affirmations, as they can help you in a variety of ways.

Louise Hay talks about the healing aspects and the power of positive affirmations in her book 'You Can Heal Your Life'.

You may also place any of the lovely calming healing crystals in the room you spend the most time in, including next to your bed or under your pillow.

If you have trouble sleeping there are specific crystals for sleeping better, so check out this article if you are experiencing insomnia.

Ways To Relieve Stress... Using Affirmations

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Recently I came across the latest way that affirmations are being utilized, in an amazing program called Mindmaster. This is a program that you install on your computer.

It has affirmations or positive phrases of your choice, that appear in the background as you are working and subconsciously fill your mind with positive thoughts.

They have a large number of affirmations for different purposes built into the program, including one called 'stress free, be happy and release depression'.

As well, you can make up your own affirmations and add them in, and use both. What a fantastic idea this is! It is just so easily managed, takes no effort on your part and you are not even conscious of it. 

Take a look at their video as I think its definitely worth watching.

My Final Thoughts On Ways To Relieve Stress

If you are still not sure about how to do meditation, it may benefit you to learn a simple way to get started. Take a look at my in-depth page with easy ways to get started with meditation.

It is imperative that when you feel stressed or anxious, that you endeavor to improve your state of mind as soon as possible. 

Try out some of the ways to relieve stress that are suggested above, as this may help you if you have been feeling anxious, stressed or depressed, and aid you to lift out of it.

If you have severe anxiety and feel that perhaps you need professional help, there is an excellent article about treatments for anxiety here.

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterwards." Spanish proverb.

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When you buy a new stone or crystal, it is advantageous to use it on its own first. Once you are fully aware of its energy, you may choose to combine it with other stones. Combine stones for short periods to begin with, as individuals may react differently.

But knowing how you can combine various stones may be helpful, as this allows you to get the most from your crystals, and may help you to solve specific problems in your life.

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