Stress Management Tips


January 13, 2021
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Scan this list for simple stress management ideas – we hope you find inspiration in this list!

  • Go for a walk.
  • Sign up for an online exercise, yoga, or Tai Chi class.
  • Do some deep breathing and practice mindfulness throughout the day.
  • What three things are you grateful for? Write it down and put it somewhere you will see it every day. Add to it.
  • Say “no, thank you” sometimes and don’t explain why.
  • Do nothing for a few minutes and not feel guilty.
  • Go to bed early.
  • Take a mental health “day off” from work.
  • Keep a journal.
  • Turn OFF the TV
  • Find something good in EVERYone you meet. 
  • Make a list of your good traits.
  • Have a good cry.
  • Relax with a good book and/or soothing music.
  • Listen to a guided relaxation. (look for free ones online)
  • Listen to a positive, motivational message.
  • Listen to a symphony or your favorite music.
  • Watch a funny movie.
  • Play your favorite music and dance to it by yourself.
  • Write a special diary about your accomplishments.
  • Work on your favorite puzzle.
  • Work a crossword puzzle.
  • Play a game.
  • Browse in a book or record store as long as you want.
  • Connect with family and friends
  • Play the piano or other instrument.
  • Take a warm bath.
  • Take a sauna.
  • Treat yourself to a manicure, pedicure, or massage.
  • De-clutter a room.
  • Call a good friend or several.
  • Watch the sunrise or the sunset.
  • Take a scenic drive.
  • Fix a special dinner just for yourself and eat by candlelight.
  • Buy new clothes you can afford.
  • Buy yourself a stuffed animal.
  • Go to a pet store and play with the animals.
  • Visit a zoo.
  • Go window-shopping.
  • Buy yourself something special that you can afford.
  • Go see a good film or stage production.
  • Write a letter to an old friend.
  • Bake or cook something special.
  • Tell someone you appreciate them.
  • Have breakfast in bed.
  • Recycle your newspapers and cans.
  • Donate blood.
  • Look at clouds.
  • Open a can of coffee.
  • Listen to the rain.
  • Make herbal tea.
  • Sit by a fire and read.
  • Take a nap.
  • Fly a kite.
  • Daydream.
  • Doodle.
  • Read a magazine.
  • Bake bread.
  • Tell someone you love him or her.
  • Go into a hot tub or Jacuzzi.
  • Go to a museum.
  • Look out a window.
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