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5 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress


I think we're all a little stressed out right now with social distancing and getting used to our new normal. Having a stress relief habit that works can make a big difference in how you cope and feel. Of course, there's no one size fits all stress reliever, but here are five stress reducers to try to effectively face whatever comes your way.


Begin your day with meditation. Before you get bombarded with emails, social media, and tasks you have to do, take a few minutes to meditate first thing in the morning. It starts your day off on the right foot, helps you think positively, and gives you a boost of energy. 


Exercise produces endorphins, and endorphins improve your mood. Just getting outside in the fresh air and sunshine for a brisk walk will help reduce anxiety. And, since we're not able to hit the gym, try this At Home Full Body Workout


Music is known to relax our minds and body, and hearing your favorite song can have an instant calming effect. Don't feel like you have to listen to classical music to relax. Make a feel-good playlist so you can chill out to whatever calms you.



Unplug. Technology is an integral part of our lives, and we rely on it to entertain us, connect with people, and have information at our fingertips. Information overload can be stressful. Take a technology break and pamper yourself with some self-care


Keep a Gratitude Journal. Journaling not only helps reduce stress, but finding and focusing on the positive things in your life helps you gain a new perspective on what's important to you so you can appreciate the little things. I like this journal where you write three things you are thankful for each day and this one with prompts for kids!



What do you do to help reduce stress? Let me know in the comments!


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