From daily hassles to major meltdowns, everyone has something to stress
about. For many people, conquering stress means taking a smoke break,
but this doesn’t have to be the case. There are so many ways for
you to take a step back, decompress, and relax, without negatively affecting
Take a break from stressful situations, even if it’s just for a few
minutes. Use this time to sit back, relax, and realize that it will all
be okay. Try going on a walk, closing your eyes, or just distracting yourself
for a little bit. It’s easy to get overwhelmed, but by taking some
time for yourself, you can have a clear head to conquer any problem.
Sweat it out. Exercise is proven to release natural chemicals in your body that help
to reduce stress and improve your mood. No need to run a marathon! A steady
job or short walk can do the trick.
Talk it out. Sometimes, everyone just needs to vent it out. Call a friend and talk
to them about what is stressing you out. They can offer words of advice
or simply be someone willing to listen.
Breathe in and out. A few slow, deep breaths, in through your nose and out through your mouth,
are a great way to reduce stress and tension. After just a few deep breaths,
you will feel your body relax significantly.
Face it and Fix it. Figure out what causes your stress. Knowing what triggers your stress
levels is key to finding ways to deal with it. If running late causes
you the most stress, set your alarm 15 minutes earlier, preventing you
from needing to rush.
For more tips and tricks on managing stress, take a look at
The American Lung Association’s 52 Proven Stress Reducers.