Stress has become a "modern scourge" for most people in industrial cities. For stress, the typical pressure from the outside leads to strong internal tension that the body cannot release, and becomes a burden for it. External pressure most often comes from the psychosocial realm in the workplace and in the family. Stress is regularly affected by success burdens, struggles for competition, time constraints, conflicts, marital problems and many other causes. A further source of stress is noise, which in the modern world is becoming louder and more deafening. Noise raises blood pressure, becomes depressed, makes the stomach sick, reduces the ability to concentrate, tires faster, causes deafness, insomnia, aggression and stress.

Noticeable signals for excessive stress are rapid heart rate, high blood pressure, flushing, sweating, internal restlessness, aggression, dissatisfaction, fatigue, muscle inflammation, impaired vision and hearing, and motor problems. If you find any or all of these signs in you, it would be advisable to visit your doctor, as there is a possibility of experiencing a heart attack.

A prerequisite for general health is mental balance. The body and the psyche form one whole and interact with each other. Psychosocial stress causes illness, and illness negatively affects the psyche (neurosis, depression, etc.). There are people who are nervous in their temperament, even choleric, and as a result react very emotionally (outbursts of anger, haste, unusual behavior). The choleric is able to control his character traits because it is impossible to suppress them. It all depends on your attitude towards yourself and your surroundings.

Basic principles by which you can avoid psychosocial stress and depressive situations:
- Do not close in a cocoon, be active and look for some interesting changes that will pique your interest.
- Maintain social contacts, if you don’t want to be lonely, maintain your friendships and make new friends.
- Be on good terms with everyone. Tolerance and openness of spirit contribute to your free behavior towards yourself and others. Cold-bloodedness is the key to calmness, thoughtfulness, prudence, wisdom and sublimity.
- Get to know your values and accept them. Strengthen your self-confidence and your sense of worth.
- Think of yourself, allow yourself moderate selfishness. Live today and here and do not pay attention to the past, but enjoy every present moment.
- Don’t start the day with negative thoughts, but always think positively. Joy influences positive thinking, and positive thinking gives energy.

It would be best if the causes of stress could be removed, but this is not always possible, especially not in the workplace or in the family. However, stress can be overcome with various measures and relaxation exercises. There are a number of developed relaxation methods that originate from Asian peoples. It is easy to learn a relaxation technique under the supervision of a therapist or trainer and is effective at all ages.

The choice between relaxation methods depends on your preferences and your characteristics. All techniques have the purpose of relaxing and suppressing stress, but they are very different from each other. Some are based on meditation, while others require more physical activity and take place according to certain rules (yoga, tai chi and chi gong), others give more freedom to the imagination, or require self-initiative (eutonia, visualization, autogenic training). For details on these techniques, it is advisable to obtain professional literature that deals with these techniques in order to decide on the one that is most suitable for you.

For those who do not opt for such techniques, there are simpler measures and exercises.
Massage brushes are very effective. The body is massaged with a brush or terry towel, starting with the feet and legs. Massage stimulates better blood circulation, refreshes the skin and relaxes muscles. Use massage strips to massage your back. When massaging, care should be taken to always massage in the direction of the heart. Anyone with varicose veins should be careful to massage these areas very lightly.
Relaxation exercises. Stop exercising if you are tired. Sit in a comfortable chair with an armchair or armchair. Take a relaxed position, preferably in a quiet room. Try not to be disturbed by anyone for the next half hour. Keep your arms relaxed next to your body and let your head be slightly bent forward.

Close your eyes and try to think of nothing for at least five minutes. Don't say you can't. You can order the brain to temporarily turn off the thought process, this initially requires a little more exercise and perseverance. If that doesn't work for you, try again. Your spirit will automatically execute the command and turn off thinking or, as is the case with the visualization technique, project certain soothing images.
When you have taken the above position, squeeze your left nostril with your finger and inhale deeply on your right and hold your breath for five seconds, then exhale strongly. Repeat the procedure about ten times, and then do the same by breathing only on the right nostril. Now stretch your neck up as much as possible without moving your shoulders. Return to the starting position and then repeat the procedure a dozen times. As with the last exercise, take a deep breath as you stretch your neck and exhale as you relax it. Finally, raise your shoulders to ear height and tilt your head back slightly without moving your shoulders. Repeat the procedure about ten times. You finish this relaxation exercise the way you started - try to think of nothing. After the first exercise, you will notice that you will feel completely relaxed and reborn.

We have described this exercise in more detail because it is simple and can be performed at any time, and it has a very calming effect. In this way, you will overcome stress and preserve vitality and inner peace. Here are some more tips:
- Take a break several times a day by taking a breath of fresh air, taking a deep breath and thinking about the beautiful things in your life.
- Listen to your favorite music more often.
- Take a deep breath before you start to get upset about someone or something.
- Never overload your calendar with appointments. Plan the time between the two appointments and consider taking a break between them
- If you are angry, furious, don’t keep the anger to yourself but feel free to shout out, because it will really calm you down.
- Try to laugh and sing as often as possible.
- If you are not able to cope with stress on your own, do not hesitate to complete anti-stress programs.