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7 Ways to De-Stress

Try These Tips When You Feel Stressed

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  • Color in. A coloring book. - 1/28/2016 9:37:30 AM
  • SPINNER86
    I agree with dog hugging! Our dog loves to be petted, massaged LOL You can't be stressed when your stroking silky ears and looking into soulful eyes. - 11/9/2015 11:28:58 AM
  • Hugging my dog always helps. He's always willing to give me some love (unwanted doggy kisses!) or just lies there while I hug him and that always puts me in a good mood.

    Reading while listening to soothing music is also a big help.

    One time I made pie when I was fuming after an argument with my brother. The whole process of beating ingredients together calmed me down in the end. - 10/23/2014 12:12:49 PM
  • CRAMPERELLA
    I would add meditation to that list. I have been practising mindfulness off and on for a few years and it has been a life-saver. - 8/24/2014 6:33:25 PM
  • Don't you love that last sentence!!! Cute! - 7/18/2014 9:40:34 PM
  • I am a big fan of a nice bath...I try to do it at least once a week. It is my quiet time...I take a magazine to read and have good music on. It's very relaxing. Never thought about playing board games...that might be fun, I LOVE Candyland but probably haven't played it in at least 15 years (since our kid was little - he's an adult now). Sorry is fun too! - 5/19/2014 9:20:20 PM
  • BUBBLEGUM_FAIRY
    Journaling helps me a lot. I find when you write down your emotions and the scattered thoughts in your head, you become more aware of what you are feeling. Plus, it is like a release getting it all out of you. - 4/12/2014 9:16:15 AM
  • I will remember your sister in prayer Justasiam knowing he is able an understanding the Lord loves your sister even more than you do - 2/4/2014 5:37:57 PM
  • Listening to meditation and Spa like music soothes me when feeling anxious or stressed. I enjoy the free apps I use on my phone & iPod mostly at work. - 1/11/2014 6:52:31 PM
  • Meditation always worked well for me. The karate dummy in my picture was good exercise, but a few people I knew said that beating it up with a baseball bat was as good a stress reliever as they had ever used; I never needed it for that purpose, but some seemed to get a lot of good out of it. When I worked construction it helped relieve stress to turn a torch way up and blow through thick steel, making a pretty shower of sparks that looked like the 4th of July; that probably isn't available to most people though. - 11/25/2013 4:45:19 PM
  • I know I might be weird but my way to de stress is cleaning the house ! It makes me feel in control and organized then after its all clean and smelling fresh , I light a candle and drink a hot cup of coffee ! - 11/24/2013 2:27:17 PM
  • I like to walk long distance. I find that the first three miles I spend thinking about all of the things that are bothering me, and the next two or three miles thinking of ways to solve the problems. When I return to work the next day or after a weekend, I put my plan in to effect. - 9/25/2013 9:15:37 PM
  • I find taking a break to read, even just for 15 minutes, helps. So does sipping a cool glass of water or a nice cup of tea (hot or iced, any kind). If those don't do the trick alone, especially if the stress is keeping me from falling asleep, watching something I know will make me laugh (like Fawlty Towers) is often useful. - 8/4/2013 12:30:28 PM
  • SYLVIA541
    Reading a book for an hour just before the supper time crunch really helps. Walking the dog, having a cup of herbal tea and taking a bath are also great stress relievers. - 7/24/2013 7:08:58 AM
  • TOGEMON
    I love the suggestions in the comments about hugging or petting an animal if you have one :) I also will stop and hug my favorite plushie (a stuffed balloon I made) for a moment, especially if I'm angry about something. Even as an adult, I still feel comforted by having something soft to hug :) - 7/7/2013 7:11:08 PM

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