Five Easy Ways to Bust Your Stress Today!

Five Easy Ways to Bust Your Stress Today!

No one wants to feel stressed out, but it happens. Here is a list of stressbusters to help you keep your stress at bay.

Laugh. Spend some time with someone who always makes you laugh. Laughter can lift your spirits AND decrease your stress. Remember, your social connections can increase longevity!

Unplug. Studies have shown that texts, news alerts, social media... everything we are connected to 24/7 makes us more stressed and anxious than ever before. Set aside some time each night to stay off the phone, laptop or tablet!

Meditate. People struggle with meditation because it’s hard! But there are numerous proven benefits to meditating, like reduced heart rate, reduced blood pressure, lessened anxiety and more. Try an easy 1-minute meditation to start!

  • Breathe in for 5 seconds
  • Hold your breath for 5 seconds
  • Exhale for 5 seconds
  • Hold for 5 seconds
  • Repeat! Try it for at least one minute but longer if you have time!

Soothe it out. Nothing takes the edge of off a stressful day like doing something you enjoy. Listen to soothing music, take a hot bubble bath, color, draw, sew... whatever your favorite hobby may be… these calming times are the perfect anti-dote to stress. Which one is your favorite?

Exercise! You don’t have to haul tractor tires around or perform 200 squats. Just lace up your sneakers and go for a walk. You will feel better afterwards!

What stressbusters do you turn to?

Originally published December 22, 2015