Stress Reduction Techniques
Of the many stress reduction techniques around, some work well while others are questionable at best. On the other hand, if something works well for you then use it. Trial and error is the best approach to finding what works for you but don't waste your money on expensive equipment that promises nirvana until you've tried some of the no cost stress management techniques that have been around for ages.
Also techniques alone are not often the solution to managing stress over the long haul. You really need an integrated program that you follow daily.
But here are a few of the more popular techniques that you might want to try.
Do They Work?
Greek worry beads or komboloi have been around for centuries. I tried them when I lived in Greece for a time and it was one of the least stressed times of my life. Of course living a simple lifestyle on a Greek island may have helped.
Honestly, I don't think they do much other than being a way of focusing awareness on something other than the problem on your mind.
are the modern version of much the same thing, only different in shape and are often popular in high stress corporate settings. In my opinion they are really more of a gimmick than a genuine aid to stress reduction.
There is definitely some truth to the saying that "laughter is the best medicine". When it comes to stress reduction techniques, clicking on a link to a joke or cartoon that enables you to laugh about your situation for a minute or two is well worth the time it takes.
There is now a lot of useful material on the web to help with stress reduction. Here's a sample of a few very different ones. Remember - what works for you is what matters.