100 Ways to Reduce Stress

Don't let stress wear you down. Next time you are feeling stressed, step back from the situation and try one of the following tips to take control of the situation and de-stress:

1. Pray

2. Meditate

3. Take an aromatherapy bath

4. Get a massage

5. Give a massage

6. Write in your journal

7. Stretch

8. Practice yoga

9. Help someone in need

10. Read a book

11. Plant a garden

12. Watch a good movie

13. Get a facial

14. Cook a healthy meal

15. Eat a healthy balanced diet

16. Cut back on sugars and caffeine

17. Give a hug

18. Get a hug

19. Create a scrapbook

20. Exercise

21. Take a vacation

22. Get a manicure

23. Get a pedicure

24. Call a loved one

25. Call an old friend you haven't spoken to in a while

26. Do a puzzle

27. Make love to your spouse

28. Buy yourself something special

29. Take a walk

30. Listen to music

31. Read to your children

32. Play a game

33. Play a sport

34. Spend time with your family

35. Visit a spa

36. Get your hair done

37. Get organized

38. Laugh

39. Make someone else laugh

40. Visit friends

41. Have a good cry

42. Take a nap

43. Draw

44. Paint

45. Color with your child

46. Volunteer

47. Sing

48. Take a long drive

49. Go hiking

50. Tell someone you love them

51. Love yourself

52. Encourage others

53. Be patient

54. Be quiet

55. Have a intimate dinner party with family and friends

56. Say Hello, Good Morning, Good Afternoon or Good Evening to someone

57. Go to an aquarium or zoo

58. Imagine

59. Listen

60. Don't worry

61. Let go of the past

62. Think positive

63. Be thankful

64. Be humble

65. Enjoy a candlelight dinner

66. Bake some brownies

67. Live your dreams

68. Take your pet for a walk

69. Play a game your pet

70. Enjoy a sundae

71. De-Clutter your life

72. Arrive to work 15 minutes early

73. Have a picnic

74. Get 8 hours of sleep per night

75. Slow down

76. Don't try to do everything in one day

77. Be assertive

78. Stop procrastinating

79. Turn your hobby into a business

80. Have faith

81. Share your faith with others

82. Give yourself a bouquet of flowers

83. Squeeze a de-stress ball

84. Turn off negative mind chatter

85. Play an instrument

86. Learn a new language

87. Dance

88. Start your day with a daily devotional

89. Don't spend money you don't have

90. Send An Online Greeting to a loved one..Just Because

91. Don't participate in gossip or other negative conversations

92. Look on the bright side

93. Practice Tai Chi

94. Take a Stress Management Course

95. Finish something you started

96. Have a "Girls Night Out"

97. Go to a museum

98. Go to a poetry reading or Read A Poem

99. Go Stargazing

100. Be adventurous

It doesn't matter which one of the tips above you choose to follow. The point is to not stay caught up in the stressful situation. Being stressed is part mindset and part environment. Once you decide that you are not going to allow yourself to be stressed and change your environment you will quickly calm down and start to feel better.

About the Author

Erica Brooks is Owner of Stress Away Family Shop which includes Stress Away Bath Shop and Stress Away Bridal Shop. She specializes in offering products, tips and resources to help you to combat the everyday stresses of life. You can reach her at http://www.stressawayfamilyshop.com and http://www.stressawaybathshop.com or via e-mail at [email protected]

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