The three stress management techniques I chose are yoga, swimming and music. These are my favorite activities to do. They are all very relaxing in different ways, mentally and physically. I am currently stressed out with school and by doing yoga; it relieves my stress by relaxing my muscles and allowing my mind to calm down. In yoga I’ve learned the three different ways people breathe depending on their stress: high, low, and middle breathing. The complete breath is the breath you want to use in yoga to get full relaxation. This is definitely one of my favorite relaxation techniques. Another technique that helps me relieve stress is swimming. Swimming involves a lot of endurance which distracts your mind into thinking about things other than school. By maintaining this physical activity it helps to manage the stress caused by life in general. I noticed that when I swam all my stress suddenly went away and I felt relieved. The last technique I used was music, which is my all-time favorite. Everyone has their own type of music that they like to listen to. Whenever I’m upset or stressed I always listens to music and it makes me think about other things. Music definitely is a HUGE stress reliever. The more positive music I listen to the less stressed out I am. In conclusion, after testing out those three stress management techniques, the one I prefer and thought helped the most was swimming. Although, I love music, swimming you’re actually doing something and moving your body. Where with music you’re just sitting there listening to lyrics and sad songs. With swimming your adrenaline is always flowing.
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