The stress-relieving exercises won’t work for you if you don’t look after yourself. Meditation will be useless if you’re not getting enough sleep. If you don’t take adequate care of your body’s need for sleep, you can fall asleep while trying to meditate.
Likewise, going to the gym now and then won’t do much to ease stress if you’re not feeding your body healthy, nutritious foods daily. If you want your stress-relieving exercises to be beneficial, you must first start caring for your necessities.