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by Madhumita Thakur (subscribe)
Freelance writer & journalist in the fields of lifestyle, technology and entertainment.
Published March 26th 2013
Don't let the stress get better of you
Whether it is the routine daily chores or tonnes of work on some special days, workload can sometimes leave our bodies fatigued and mind stressed out and all you feel in the end is cranky. Whatever is the reason for your stress, try out these inexpensive ways to beat that stress and turn glad from sad all by yourself. All these easy to follow ways do not require you to partner with someone, so relax and don't worry about putting up a fake happy face before people.

Cook and Create
Cook and Create
Cook and Create
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This is perhaps one of the most preferred stress releasing methods by many. Again you do not need a company to indulge into creativity with your cooking time. Remember this cooking is for you and no one else is going to eat and judge your skills so don a chef's hat, unleash your creativity and try something quirky if you like. Whip, stir, chop, cut, fry and do what appeals to your mind and eyes at that point of time. You will be amazed to find how relieved and satisfied you feel after cooking and eating that special dish. If you get into more celebrating mood, then toast your culinary skills with a glass of wine and feel the magic seep into your mind and body.

Get Arty
Paint, Sketch and Draw
Paint, Sketch and Draw
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This is for those who love art. Paint, sketch, draw or sew whatever it is that you love just get going with it. Your mind will be engaged with focussing on the art which you have undertaken and all the worries would just sublime. On the upside, you will feel free from the clutches of stress and feel productive by creating some fun art work. Drop your modesty on the floor and display that piece of art in your room for others to envy. Doesn't that sound exciting?

Listen to Music
Listen to Music
Listen to Music
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This is the laziest way to break free from your stress. Lie down on your favourite piece of furniture (bed or lounge) and play your favourite playlist of songs from your collection. If it helps whip up a mug of hot chocolate and sip on it slowly as the music dissolves into your ear making you forget your milieu. This is a must try technique for stress bursting, especially if it's raining outside. I bet you are going to love this experience. Whoever said that music is the food for soul, wasn't lying after all.

Hit the Gym
Hit the Gym
Hit the Gym
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This is another effective way to beat the blues of stress; however it does require some determination to get executed. Burning calories by going to the gym, or a good run or just some rounds of intense exercises can work wonders for your stressed mind. Remember your perspiration will act as an inspiration for your mind apart from making your mind and body recharged for the rest of the day.

Dance it out
Dance it Out
Dance it Out
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This is an excellent stress bursting technique and all it needs is your willingness to get up from your bed and play your favourite music. Put on your dancing shoes and dance like nobody is watching you. You will not only feel refreshed and lighter, but you can also feel a certain shift in your mood from sombre to delight. Plus dancing will eat away some calories from your body, so yes, you can say Yay and smile now. If you want to spice up this routine, then try playing the video of your favourite song and match your steps with it.

Whichever technique you choose to beat the stress make sure to stay away from comfort eating and binge drinking during this trough. Think about your happy days and engage yourself in any of these activities to feel the new you.
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