Here are some unique methods.
1. Yell! But---be sure you are alone. The best place is in the car with the windows up. Stuck in traffic? Try it.
2. Sing. This is close to the first one. Lots of people swear by the power of music to release tension and stress. Sing wherever you feel comfortable. It doesn’t matter what. Just have some fun with it. Try dancing, small movements’ maybe or wild ones, whatever works for you. Why not, it works.
3. Do something soothing. Start or try an activity like knitting, crochet, pottery making. Don’t worry about being good at it. It’s the process that’s beneficial. Sitting still while performing repetitive movements is calming and stabilizing for many people. It helps to collect your thoughts. It’s your “me” time.
4. Start a garden. Even apartment-dwellers can do this. Inside in pots, pots on the patio, pots, a small spot in your yard. There is a little work to setting it up. Tending plants, fruits, vegetables, flowers and watching them grow, bloom, or yield food is rewarding. Avid gardeners say working a garden is the best way to control stress and worry. An added benefit is the creation of a more beautiful, restful environment.
5. Play with a dog or cat. Experts say Pet owners live longer and have fewer stress symptoms than non-pet owners. Playing with your pet provides good vibrations. It’s a form of social interaction with no pressure to meet anyone’s expectations!
6. Gaze at the stars. Preferably in a still, dark, and quiet area, sit back and observe the heavens. The vastness of space is awesome. This way can make a lot of problems seem very small.