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15 Ways to Reduce Stress

We all have crazy, busy lives. Sometimes we get so overwhelmed by stress and anxiety that we let it take over. Here are 15 SIMPLE tips on how to reduce your stress and eliminate the anxiety in your life.

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    1. Drink Tea - Drink a nice cup of tea to help you relax and reduce anxiety. Experts have even proved that drinking tea can actually reduce stress levels.
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    2. Get A Massage - A massage can help ease headaches, back pain and help you relax.
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    3. Listen To Music - Music can help you unwind from your crazy day and help free your mind from the anxiety and stresses in your life.
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    4. Give Yourself Time - Take time for yourself. We all lead crazy, busy lives and sometimes if just taking ten minutes out of your day to take deep breaths and remember your purpose can help reduce your stress levels.
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    5. Read A Book - You know that book you've been dying to read? Take just fifteen minutes at the end of your day, sit down in your favorite chair, and read a few chapters.
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    6. Write Down Your Thoughts - Are you frustrated? Grab a piece of paper and write down all of your thoughts and feelings. I can promise you that just writing them down will take unneeded stresses off your mind.
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    7. Remember Your Goals - Remember your purpose and your goals.
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    8. Accept Your Emotions - Accept all of your emotions and then let go of them. Nothing helps abandon stress more than letting go of unneeded emotions and acceptance.
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    9. Take A Nap - Take a short nap just to revitalize yourself for the day.
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    10. Let Go Of Perfection - Let go of your idea of perfection and accept your imperfections as they are. Your imperfections make you who you are--and when you learn to accept them, your anxiety and stresses will start to diminish.
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    11. Exercise - Exercising will not only help you reduce stress, but will help create endorphins in your body.
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    12. Go On A Spontaneous Adventure - Go on a spontaneous adventure. You don't even have to go on an actual trip, just hop on a random bus and visit a local art museum or go on a hike in the woods.
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    13. Laugh - Laughter will help you relax and some researchers claim it's the very best medicine.
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    14. Know You're Not Alone - Know that you're never alone. Sometimes you let stress take over your life so much that you forget that you are not alone and that you are surrounded by people supporting and loving you.
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    15. Tell Yourself It's Okay and Breathe - Tell yourself it's okay, because it is. Let yourself breathe and accept everything you are -- and aren't -- in the present moment.