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18 Effective Stress Relief Strategies

We all encounter stress in our lives, from major life changes, or some minor stressful events. We may not be able to always control how events unfold in our lives, however we can always control our response to stressful events. Stress can effect our well-being, becoming chronic at times, leaving us feeling trapped or weighed down. In events such as these, it’s important to have healthy stress relieving coping skills. Below are some healthy stress relieving coping skills we can all benefit from.

stress relief strategies

  • Guided Imagery
  • Meditation
  • Progressive muscle relaxation
  • Deep breathing
  • Going for a walk
  • Hugs
  • Aromatherapy
  • Creativity
  • Healthy diet
  • Stress relief supplements
  • Leisure activities
  • Positive self-talk
  • Yoga
  • Gratitude
  • Excercise
  • Evaluation 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.”



When we are able to practice some or all of these stress relieving activities we are able to recharge, balance, and live a healthy life. We improve our mental health, resilience and tolerance, becoming stronger and more mentally balanced. Practicing self relieving strategies improves our lifestyle, our interaction with others and how we take care of our physical and mental health.



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