It seems that everyday, at every turn of your day, there is a stress waiting to take you to a bad place and stress you out. Stress not only affects your mind, it affected your overall health. That's why it's so important to find ways to DE-stress. Here are five, sure fire ways to calm our mind and slow down your heart rate.

1. Listening to music - According to,

Listening to music can have a tremendously relaxing effect on our minds and bodies, especially slow, quiet classical music. This type of music can have a beneficial effect on our physiological functions, slowing the pulse and heart rate, lowering blood pressure, and decreasing the levels of stress hormones. Music, in short, can act as a powerful stress management tool in our lives.



2. Warm bath - The website,, has some great ways to make sure your bath is the MOST relaxing!

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3. Deep breathing - From and Stop, Breathe and Think on YouTube, these breathing tips can help in less than 10 minutes.

Controlled breathing not only keeps your mind and body functioning at their best, it can also lower blood pressure, promote feelings of calm and relaxation, and help you de-stress.

4. Taking a walk - says that walking is a great way to enhance your mood and de-stress!

Walking gives you time to think, as well as time to get away from stressors. Getting out of the stressful environment, breathing the air, and feeling your body move is natural stress-relief. Other ways walking can relieve stress


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Great places to take walks or hikes in the Tristate - Legion Park in Owensboro, KY - John James Audubon Sate Park, Henderson, KY - Friedman Park, Warrick CO, IN - Wesselman Park, Evansville, IN.

5. Watching a fire - We have to agree that a fire, whether inside or outdoors, is SO relaxing!! It's like you get into a trace.

Close-up of flames and logs in a fireplace.


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