Thank you for your question. There are many ways to relax when stressed. Stress reduction and relaxation techniques include deep diaphragmatic breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, grounding exercises, mindfulness meditation, practicing positive mantras or positive self-talk, guided imagery and visualization, and journaling or stream of consciousness writing.
I hope this has been helpful!
Jenna Torres, PsyD
Lisa Knight, LICSW
There are many ways that you can relax your mind and body. Walking/jogging for long periods of time, meditation, yoga, hot baths, and getting a massage are all activities that relax most people. Deep breathing and guided imagery are also activities that result in a relaxed feeling.
Patricia Harris | MA, LPC
There are numerous things you can do to help you destress. Engaging in positive activities and hobbies (eg take a bath, read a book, journal). Seeking support through friends or a therapist is also helpful. There are also many clinical coping skills such as progressive muscle relaxation, mindfulness, and breathing exercises that can help as well :)