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    Connect with nature - going out into the garden, countryside or park lowers blood pressure and elevates your mood.

    HughMoore
  • 2

    Camomile flowers contain a mild, natural sedative. Try one of Lipton Tea's caffeine-free herbal varieties at bedtime.

    HughMoore
  • 3

    Feel less overwhelmed by taking control. Make that difficult call and deal with a situation to reduce its impact on you.

    Belle
  • 4

    The stress hormone cortisol leads to abdominal fat production, so include massage and meditation as part of your weight loss regime.

    HughMoore
  • 5

    Be careful about drinking when you're stressed out as it usually only delays the problems and can even make things worse. Fix first then drink.

    james4402
  • 6

    Cooking can be relaxing and therapeutic.

    Johnston
  • 7

    The Californian Flower Essence Zinnia promotes light heartedness and a sense of fun. Try it as a stress-buster!

    HughMoore
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    Stress is cumulative. If you are reacting rather than responding, you are becoming stressed. Pay attention to that signal and learn to listen.

    mlynch
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  • 9

    Try listening to some music while you drive or work and sing along or dance to your favorites!

    james4402
  • 10

    Try smiling every once and a while.

    Johnston
  • 11

    Activities that give you a sense of mastery, such as a good hobby, can help you feel better and return you to a normal psychological state.

    lafter27
  • 12

    Take quick, periodic breaks while you work. It helps you process and absorb new information while also making you more efficient.

    lafter27
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    Do some aerobic exercises such as running.

    mmurph211
  • 14

    Keep in mind the big picture and try not to stress out about little things.

    james4402
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    Relax for 10 minutes with good posture and light meditation and try to think of a good strategy to tackle that which is stressing you.

    james4402
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    If coworkers are stressing you out try to detach yourself from the situation for a moment and come back refocused on what's best for the company.

    james4402
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    If you're really stressed avoid working out. You'll get tired sooner and your workout won't be as effective. Do a morning or light workout instead.

    lafter27
  • 18

    If you live in the States and need to talk to someone about depression or suicide, call 211. Its ok to seek help!

    Aeorik
  • 19

    Oxytocin is a chemical that makes you empathize with people and feel better about yourself. A sure way for your brain to release it is to hug others.

    Aeorik
  • 20

    Whenever a worry comes rushing into your mind, breath, it will help you relax, take you back to the present and release all the tensions.

    Ek70R
  • 21

    Sit back and relax when you're in heavy traffic. Don't tail the person directly in front of you too closely.

    steinz
  • 22

    If you've had a long stressful day try taking a hot shower before going to sleep to help you calm down and relax yourself.

    mmurph211
  • 23

    Hang out with some friends or a loved one, even if it's just watching television.

    lafter27
  • 24

    Stress and self-confidence are inter-connected. Focus on your strengths and how they will help you to achieve the task or issue in hand.

    Holliday
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  • 25

    Be grateful for what you DO have instead of wanting more. Live for today and the present moment, yesterday and tomorrow do not exist.

    heresjonny
  • 26

    Do YOU. Don't compare yourself to others and place too much value on the possessions you desire or own.

    heresjonny
  • 27

    Work on your emotional intelligence and self awareness to help mitigate stressful things now and in the future.

    james4402
  • 28

    Breathe deeply with your Stomach rather than with your chest. It will send more O2 to your cells and in turn relax your whole body.

    Aeorik
  • 29

    Try meditation to calm the nerves. Find a quiet spot and focus your mind by concentrating on your breathing, or visualizing a colored square.

    Holliday
  • 30

    Mindfulness meditation, just 10 minutes per day!

    hemanth.hm
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    When you're feeling stressed, start to write down key-words or the thoughts that are bothering you..keep on writing till you feel satisfied and calm!

    marzietti
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    To-Do list too long? Reach for the Done list. Give yourself a gold star for everything you finish each day that you are proud of.

    wessex wyvern
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  • 33

    If you feel overwhelmed by a task, don't hyper focus on how much needs to get done and just start a piece of it.

    hillcoen122
  • 34

    Something completely annoys/stresses you, stop, close eyes, breathe from stomach and focus completely on multiplying two 4 digit numbers in your head

    erwinvh
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    Right down what you are stressed out about or what needs to be done. Start working through the list and dealing with each item one at a time.

    heresjonny
  • 36

    Go out and grab yourself a coloring book, or print some out. Coloring is an excellent way to relieve stress. Search: "Mandala coloring pages".

    meghanj1
  • 37

    Workouts are known to help you overcome stress. Try lifting some weights, hit the gym, hit a punching bag, etc. Release ur anger

    rodordie
  • 38

    If you're stressing over someone or a break up, focus on that person's flaws and try to not think of good memories.

    rodordie
  • 39

    Your mind is running from the time you get up to go to bed, clear your mind and think of nothing for an hour or as long as you have.

    emily