The Best Ways To Calm Down in Stressful Situations
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The Best Ways To Calm Down in Stressful Situations

There are many ways you can channel the negative energy in a positive way

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We've all been there. A stressful situation. Whether it be from work, personal lives, or something else, stress certainly creeps up from time to time.

In the moments, we need to find a way to de-stress. And as the adage goes, will it still bother you in 5 years from now? Probably not. Stressful moments are fleeting and we need to put them in perspective. We're probably making them a bigger deal than they actually are.

So how do we bring down the stress level? Here are the best ways I've found to calm down through many years of experience:

1. Listen To Music You Enjoy

music notes and a piano

A tried & true. Music works. Especially when it's your favorite music, as we all have personal tastes.

2. Work On A Coloring Book

coloring book

Seriously. Bring it back to the childhood level with an adult twist. It's very calming.

3. Spend Time With Your Pet


Whether it's a cat, dog, gerbil, goldfish, it doesn't matter. Scientific research has proven pets bring down our level of stress.

4. Put On A Good TV Show Or Movie

netflix button on a remote

A perfect distraction. Just what we need when we're stressed out.

5. Take A Walk, Run or Jog

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Just get out of the house. Going for a walk, run or jog is a great way to de-stress.

6. Meditate on Things You Enjoy

a young woman meditates on the beach

Meditation is another proven way to bring down the stress level.

7. Go Shopping


It doesn't have to be a shopping spree, but just the act of shopping can be very relaxing.

8. Talk to a Close Friend or Family Member

man texting on smart phone

Connecting with a familiar face can be another great way to de-stress.

9. Head To The Gym


It's a great way to release stress and get your mind and body right.

10. Find A Quiet Place To Reflect

A picture of a campus, with a pond, library, and trees.

It might be a pond, a park, a forrest, it might even be in your home, just find somewhere to relax.

11. Plan A Trip


It's one way to get your mind off of stress. The act of planning can give you something to look forward to.

12. Indulge in a Bubble Bath


A bubble bath is definitely one way to relax.

13. Light Up A Candle


The scent may be just what you need.

Are we missing anything? What do you do to relax? Think about it. All ways to combat stress and calm down.

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