Write down your experiences with stressful situations. This can help you to identify patterns surrounding your most stressful experiences, and you can learn what steps are needed in order to avoid high levels of stress. When something similar occurs again, you can look back at previous patterns and identify what you need to do, in order to avoid a stressful thought pattern.
Music is one of the best ways to relieve stress. Music has a very powerful effect on us. There is evidence to suggest that the act of listening to music has a noticeable calming effect. Though society’s taste in music is quite diverse, if you find the type that you enjoy, the stress relieving benefits will quickly be witnessed and understood. Develop some strong coping mechanisms for dealing with particularly stressful situations. Any coping mechanisms you have should be deliberately employed, and a good one is repetition of affirmations anytime you feel stress setting in. Choosing to see the positives in difficult situations is a coping strategy that can keep you from becoming overly burdened with stressful feelings.
Remove yourself completely from the situation. Take a minute to meditate on something positive in order to clear your mind. This will help you to react rationally to the situation at hand.
Music can sooth the savage beast that is stress. We all know that music can have a therapeutic effect when we are stressed. Of course, the music must be a type that you find soothing. It is important to pick the right music for you specifically. What works for someone else may not prove an effective tool for reducing your stress. Listening to music you like will cause your brain to release serotonin, which will make you feel calm and happier.