Stress is as much a mental issue as a physical one and it is important to know how to soothe and clear your mind.  Sometimes it can be difficult to let go of things when you get home at night. Or you find yourself dreaming about work or other stressful situations each night. These are all signs that you are dealing with too much stress. But how do you let go of those nagging thoughts?

Clearing and soothing your mind can be achieved by focusing on something that you really enjoy. Everyone has the ability to focus, some people are more adapt at maintaining their focus than others.

What you need is something that will distract you from these other, disturbing or unwanted thoughts, that you are currently experiencing. Think back to a time when you were so engrossed in something that the time just flew by. This is the point where you want to be.

Getting to this point is easier than you might think. If you are having trouble allowing all that tension to leave your body, try meditating. Mediation can help to relax your body and your mind. If this still sounds foreign to you try using soothing music or sounds to help you relax.

It can also help to have a point or object to focus on. You can try lying on your bed and looking at a picture that holds a special meaning to you. Then put on your music and let the sound envelop you. Stay focused on your picture and don’t allow any other thoughts into your mind.

Sounds to listen to that can help you focus and relax include the sounds of ocean waves, the sounds of a waterfall or the sounds of birds chirping. All of these can help ease your mind and clear it.

Another great way to relax and get back in touch with your body is to go for a massage. A great massage can help relieve the tension in your muscles and will leave you feeling refreshed again.

Soothing your mind involves learning how to discover those pleasures in life again. Once you have found yours, don’t let it go. Get into the habit of soothing your mind on a regular basis. Any time that your work or life in general is getting you down, treat yourself to something that makes you truly happy.