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Do not turn to alcohol to try and reduce stress. Alcohol may make you feel better for a short period of time, but it is actually a depressant. This means that you will move right past that good feeling and actually feel worse than you did before you began drinking.
A long, hot soak in the tub is a wonderful stress-buster. Aromatherapy oils and soaps can make a subtle difference in your experience. You could also try reading a book, or put on soothing music. A warm, relaxing bath is very effective in melting away stress and helping your body and mind get their rest.
In order to reduce stress in your life, avoid bottling up your feelings. Instead, say what is on your mind in a caring and respectful way so that people know how your are feeling. Keeping your feelings to yourself can often lead to resentment and anger, whereas open communication can help you find solutions to even the most complex problems and situations.