37 quick tips to help reduce stress

Unfortunately, stress is an unavoidable part of life, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything about it. We can make changes, so that our lives are not so stressful. I’ve compiled a few quick tips to help reduce stress which I’ve found to be helpful when I’m feeling a bit frazzled. I’ve kept them simple but this is by no means all you can do to help yourself. These are just some pointers! I hope you find them useful.

A picture of purple, blue and pink flowers
Spending time with nature can bring a sense of calm
  1. Prepare for the morning the night before
  2. Go to bed at a sensible hour
  3. Get up early
  4. Don’t skip breakfast
  5. Be prepared for rain
  6. Get to work early
  7. Don’t rely on memory, write things down
  8. Say no more often
  9. Set priorities in your life
  10. Avoid negative people
  11. Cut large tasks into bite sized portions
  12. Try new things
  13. Take stock of your achievements
  14. Strive for excellence not perfection
  15. Remember that you have options
  16. Praise other people
  17. Always have a plan B
  18. Focus on what you can control
  19. Have goals for yourself
  20. Appreciate nature, it has a very calming influence!
  21. Take your dog for a walk
  22. Be willing to compromise
  23. Learn to forgive
  24. Curl up with a good book
  25. Light scented candles
  26. Take a long bath
  27. Savour a warm cup of tea or coffee
  28. Keep your sense of humour
  29. Watch a comedy
  30. Accept that some people don’t change so quit trying to fix them
  31. Look at problems as challenges
  32. Make time for pampering
  33. Bad experiences are character building
  34. Visiualise yourself winning
  35. Relax and take each day at a time
  36. Try taking a break and listening to your favourite music.
  37. Call a friend and talk about your problems. A reassuring voice can put everything in perspective.
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Listening to music is an easy, convenient way to relieve stress.

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