Stress is a part of life and can arise at any point. Learning to integrate stress relief strategies into one’s daily life can help reduce stress when it storms in. We may not always be able to control life as it unfolds, however we do have control over one thing, and that is our response to stress. Stress can also become chronic, which can take a toll on your mental and physical health as well. Prioritizing self-care and practicing self relief strategies can lower anxiety and build a more healthy and relaxed mind.
Verywellmind has compiled a list of 18 effective stress relief strategies, lets check them out:
- Guided imagery
- Progressive muscle relaxation
- Deep breathing
- Going for a walk
- Healthy diet
- Stress relief supplements
- Leisure activities
- Positive self-talk
- Evaluating priorities
- Social support
- Eliminating stressors
“There isn’t a one-size-fits-all option when it comes to stress relief, however. What works for one person might not work for another.” ~Verywellmind
It may take a bit of experimenting and a bit of practice to find which strategies work best for you. However it’s important to find tools and strategies that help you to reduce stress and improve your mental health.