Nervous. What are some tips to reduce stress and tenseness?

Counseling, group Rx. Doctors, like psychiatrists, can provide counseling on issues like this. They might also help with medication to ease the physical pain. Self-help groups, and supervised group therapy might also help.
Stay active. Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders.