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

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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

a man walks

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

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

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

travel

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

bubble

A bubble bath is definitely one way to relax.

13. Light Up A Candle

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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