Stress can prove to be quite harmful for your health. If you allow it to build up, it can lead to various chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and many others. Constantly feeling tired, low energy levels, difficulties in concentration, problems in sleeping are only some of the most common symptoms of stress. There are various things you can do to control stress. Simply listening to soft music can have a calming effect on the mind. A warm shower or a soak in the hot tub seems to be quite relaxing for many people. Besides this, I think that there are certain relaxation exercises that can really help in better management of stress. For example, visualization exercises are particularly helpful in promoting relaxation and calmness in both your mind and body. Daily meditation either early in morning or in the evening is another great way to calm your mind and relax your body.