• Play your troubles away.

    Exercise is a great way to unwind and relieve the worry in your life. But exercise doesn't have to involve a lengthy, strenuous workout session at the gym. Anything fun that gets your body moving will do the trick.

    • When you exert yourself physically, your body releases endorphins. These endorphins act like your body's natural "feel good drug."
       
    • Play with your kids after work. Run around the yard to get your blood pumping. Jog around the block and feel your stress melt away.

    Stretch and flex.

    Many professionals recommend an exercise for stress relief that involves stretching and flexing your muscles. With practice, this exercise can help you calm down quickly and feel more in control amidst the storms of your life.

    • Tense each muscle in your body, one at a time, and hold for a few seconds. Then release each muscle slowly. Repeat with each muscle group. Practice as often as possible and call upon this tensing and releasing technique whenever you need instant stress relief.
        
    • Sometimes, simply stretching tense muscles alleviates stress. Stretching your muscles allows more blood to flow into them and relaxes them. The more relaxed your muscles are, the calmer your mind will be and the easier it'll be to focus on attaining the results you desire.