How to Relax

After a stressful day, you need to relax. This easy, calming quiz will help you find the right activity to ease away your worries and cares so you can rest.

Tags: Living, Rest, Activity, Lifestyle, Relaxation

Here are all the results with descriptions

drinking a nice cup of tea.
If you make a regular habit of drinking green tea, you may experience fewer bouts of psychological stress. However, if caffeine revs you up, try chamomile or peppermint tea instead. Both of these herbs relax your body and reduce irritability.

visualizing a tranquil scene.
When you visualize, it's almost like you are there. Think of a calming place, such as a moonlit beach or a peaceful cabin in the mountains. Hear the sounds, feel the breeze, take in the fresh air. After a few moments, your heartbeat will slow down, and you should feel more relaxed.

getting a hot stone massage.
Massages can be quite relaxing in their own right, but when you add hot stones to a full body massage, you get additional benefits. Your blood flow increase and the heat and weight of the rocks can cause a sedative effect that can even help with pain and stress.

A human partner is nice, but even if you are not in a relationship, you can have a lovely, relaxing cuddle. Convince your pet to join you on the couch. Or even better, buy one of those life-size teddy bears. (They don't need convincing!)

telling yourself positive affirmations.
Positive affirmations are true, upbuilding statements that you tell yourself. Think of it as complimenting yourself. After a stressful day full of negativity, positive affirmations can help you get your mind in a calmer, more relaxed state.

Laughter is the best medicine, they say. Laughter releases pent-up stress and takes your mind off your worries. It's a very accessible way to deal with anxiety because you can easily watch a funny movie or go to a comedy show when you feel the need to unwind.