34 Powerful and Effective Ways to Stress Less

breathwork Jul 02, 2018

Stress is everywhere, and it can be all-consuming if we let it. Instead you can implement practices to help reduce your daily stress and manage your stress in a healthier way.

Chronic stress has a very negative impact on the body if it’s not addressed. Overtime it leads to burnout and chronic illness.

Don’t let stress control your life.

Here are 34 powerful and effective ways to stress less, reconnect, and find peace right now.

  1. Keep a gratitude journal
  2. Diffuse essential oils like lavender and vetiver
  3. Spend time in quiet prayer/meditation
  4. Unplug – turn off all devices for the day
  5. Stretch in the morning and evening
  6. Work on a personal or house project that you enjoy
  7. Listen to uplifting music you love
  8. Enjoy a peaceful walk outside in nature
  9. Learn a new hobby or take a class
  10. Plan your morning ahead of time
  11. Reduce caffeine
  12. Perform a random act of kindness
  13. Get a 30-minute massage
  14. Focus on the positive things in your daily life
  15. Eat a healthy diet, remove sugar and processed foods
  16. Cut out negative self-talk – become aware of your negative thoughts and limiting beliefs
  17. Go for a run
  18. Commit to taking high quality supplements like doTERRA’s Lifelong Vitality Pack (my favorite!)
  19. Spend time with loved ones
  20. Learn to say NO – be selective with your time and don’t overcommit
  21. Take a yoga class
  22. Practice deep breathing
  23. Play with your pet (I love my sweet Baxter!)
  24. Try EFT- Tapping
  25. Give an AromaTouch massage
  26. Improve your sleep hygiene
  27. Reach out to someone who’s been on your mind
  28. Read a book for 20 minutes
  29. STOP multitasking – “Multitasking is merely the opportunity to screw up more than one thing at a time.” – Steve Uzzell
  30. Communicate your needs
  31. Schedule white space on your calendar – personal time with no other obligations
  32. Get outside and garden or plant flowers
  33. Take a day to declutter and clean
  34. Think about what you achieved today

My challenge to you is to implement at least on of the activities above each day this summer. If you’re consistent with this practice, it will become part of your regular routine and you will notice you feel much more relaxed!

What’s your favorite “stress less” practice? Share your comments below!


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