Stress Awareness Month: 11 Quick Ways to Reduce Stress

Did you know that Stress Awareness Month has been happening since 1992? This observation is made to increase awareness while helping to eliminate the suffering that many Americans endure. Stress is a leading cause of many health conditions, including heart disease and depression.


In an effort to spread awareness, we have put together 11 quick ways that you could reduce the stress in your life. Take a glance and see what you can do!

#1: Turn up the music – calm music! It has a positive effect on the body and brain.
#2: Give your best friend a quick call to vent. A reassuring voice can do wonders.
#3: No one picked up? Talk to yourself! Put things into perspective.
#4: Watch a funny video on Youtube. Laughter releases endorphins that improve mood.
#5: Play with your pet. Cat or dog, your little furry friend can ease your worries.
#6: Read inspirational quotes. Take a moment to scroll Pinterest for words of wisdom.
#7: Reach for a cup of tea. Certain teas can have a calming/soothing effect on the nervous system.
#8: Hit the sack – with your partner! Sex can decrease the symptoms of stress.
#9: Practice your breathing. A deep breath may be all you need.
#10: Exercise! Whether you hit the gym or take a brisk walk.
#11: Light your favorite candle and enjoy its calming scent.

Do you have any other ideas to add to our list? Feel free to comment, or reach out to us on Facebook and Twitter.

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