Tip #7: Listen to Music
When you think about reducing your stress levels, you probably
also think about peace and quiet. And while silence can be
calming, there are genres of music that can promote tranquility
and inner peace which result in lower stress levels.
When it comes to lowering blood pressure and heart rate, turn to
slow-paced instrumental music. For example, classical music with
violins or a piano can be very comforting. The soothing sounds will
help you feel relaxed and grounded.
You can also try listening to culture-specific music such as Celtic
music from Ireland. The beautiful sounds will help calm your mind
and make you feel at peace.
You should also consider Native American and Indian music,
which have similar effects to classical. Just close your eyes andStress Relief listen for 10 to 15 minutes and you’ll find almost instantaneous tranquility.
And of course, you can also unwind with the sounds of nature. If
you live near a wooded area that’s quiet, go outside, close your
eyes for a few minutes, and just listen. Picture in your mind the
sounds of birds chirping at each other.
If this isn’t an option, then simply search for “nature music” online
and see what comes up.
There are thousands of videos full of birds chirping, wolves howling, and other nature sounds that’ll help you relax in no time.