You can keep stress from building up inside you by employing stress-reduction techniques on a daily basis. Try these strategies to help keep your stress at bay.
1. Share a meal with those you love 2. Take some deep breaths 3. Walk 4. Sing out loud 5. Lie down 6. Have a good cry if you feel like you need to 7. Ask your kids about their day 8. Take a break from your challenges 9. Go out for an evening with your partner or friend(s) 10. Get out into nature 11. Listen to music 12. Let it go 13. Go to the gym to work out 14. Give yourself a break. Remind yourself that nobody's perfect. 15. Talk to someone about your stress 16. Exercise with a DVD 17. Journal your feelings 18. Get lost in a good book 19. Watch your favorite comedy on television or rent a funny movie 20. Call a relative 21. Call a counselor 22. Go to the movies 23. Play with your children 24. Cook something 25. Use visual imagery to watch your stress drain from your body or float up, up and away
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