Stress is an inevitable side effect of being diagnosed with MS. The problem is many people with MS say they experience more symptoms during stressful times. But if you master the art of relaxation, you’ll find that the stress—and your symptoms— become much easier to manage. So learning to relax and keeping your stressors under control is essential.

Of course, relaxing isn’t as easy as one, two, three. Otherwise, we’d all be living glorious, stress-free lives! From controlled breathing, visualization, and meditation, to massage, exercise and yoga, the key to relaxation is to discover what works best for you.