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Stress, Tension and Relaxation

Stress contributes to most diseases, directly or indirectly. It is a major cause of anxiety, depression, and addition. Stress damages relationships. It contributes to unhappiness. Knowing how to reduce your stress will improve your quality of life.

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There are two kinds of stress. External stress is what happens around you, and internal stress, also called tension, is what you feel. Tension is how you respond to external stress. The focus of this website is on reducing tension because this is what you can control.

External stress is mostly unavoidable. If you have to deal with people or go to work every day, the only way you can avoid external stress is by avoiding life. On the other hand, you can do something about your tension. (Most people use the terms internal stress, stress, and tension interchangeably.)

The goal of stress management is to reduce tension. Stress management is not about managing external stress, but about changing the way you respond to stress. It is about reducing the effects of stress. If there is anything you can do about external stress, you’ll see it more clearly and deal with it more effectively when you are relaxed.

You make yourself tense in a few basic ways:

All the tension you feel is caused by some combination of the above. Guilt, for example, is due to dwelling on the past, resentment, and fear.

How you deal with stress may be the only thing you need to change in order to be happier. The way you internalize stress and turn it into tension has emotional and physical consequences. Tension makes it hard to appreciate your life. It’s hard to enjoy your life when you’re rushing through it. Tension destroys your relationships. It’s hard to be open when you are tense. Maybe there is nothing else you need to change. Maybe your tension is turning a perfectly good life into a perfectly miserable one.

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Learn about stress management, relaxation, and meditation techniques. Learn the consequences and effects of chronic stress and tension. Discover how meditation and mindful relaxation can relieve stress effects and stress symptoms. Learn mind-body relaxation and stress management techniques and how to meditate, in addition to guided meditation and a stress reduction plan. Learn mindful meditation and mindful relaxation techniques. Learn about managing stress and relieving stress and tension. For a more information refer to the book, I Want to Change My Life by Dr. Steven M. Melemis.