7 Simple Stress Busters

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7 Simple Stress Busters

Let's face it: Everyone gets stressed occasionally. Whether it's a small event or a major life change that triggers your stress response, there are several simple ways to cope with the pressures that you may encounter from day to day. Use these ideas to start busting stress in no time!

Take a Walk

Walking is a great way to clear your head and to get in a healthy dose of aerobic exercise at the same time! Leave your worries behind and focus on the fresh air for a little while.

Call a Friend

Contact someone who has a way of putting you at ease. Even if you only talk to him or her for a few minutes, that short interaction can have a world of impact and help you see things with a clearer perspective.

Write in a Journal

Venting is a healthy way to get rid of unwanted stress. Your journal is a great outlet because you don't have to worry what others may think or say about your feelings. Once you're finished writing, at least some of the weight will be lifted from your shoulders and your thoughts will be less clouded.

Play a Game

Board games make you smile, engage you in fun rivalry with others, and help you get your mind off of your worries. Pull out some old favorites like Candy Land, Connect Four, or Twister for some laughs.

Work Up a Sweat

Exercising is a great way to clear your mind and re-focus your energy. Imagine the stress leaving through your pores as you exercise, and take a hot shower afterward to further melt away stress.

Plan Something Fun

Is there an outing or adventure you've always wanted to do? Plan a dinner with friends or a weekend getaway. Not only will it make you push stress to the back burner, but you get to do something nice for yourself, too!

Take a Hot Bath

Taking a long bath slows down both your mind and body and melts away anxiety. Go all out with suds, music, and candles if you want! By the time you dry off, you’ll feel refreshed and energized.

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EVIE13

12/15/2009 8:19:25 PM

Same ol, same ol. Nice pictures though.

CARLARCO

12/15/2009 7:15:55 PM

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Sounds like a winner!

SUNSHINEYOURWAY

12/15/2009 4:51:30 PM

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Thank you for the advise. It is nice to have the reminder during the holiday's.

LADYHUNTER82

12/15/2009 2:40:54 PM

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Thanks for the great advice!!!! Sure is helpful this time of year!

ILOVEPEOPLE

12/15/2009 10:15:09 AM

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Great advice, especially at this time of year.

ZOLETTE1

12/15/2009 9:49:28 AM

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I find a chat with a friend very refreshing in my demanding schedule. I have an hour commute...I chat, listen to books on tape and don't forget another stress buster...listen to your favorite music! Music therapy is a wonderful took, right up there with relaxation techniques.

ZOLETTE1

12/15/2009 9:49:28 AM

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I find a chat with a friend very refreshing in my demanding schedule. I have an hour commute...I chat, listen to books on tape and don't forget another stress buster...listen to your favorite music! Music therapy is a wonderful took, right up there with relaxation techniques.

MISSCATY

12/15/2009 9:46:11 AM

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Thanks! I have been needing the reminder!

MADSERO

12/15/2009 8:52:49 AM

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Thanks! Good advice especially during the holidays!

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