Do you find yourself always stressing out about things that really shouldn’t cause you much stress? How about when you have a ton of things to do and only a few days to do them? Or when life is just getting to you? Here are some things that you can do to help reduce your stress:

  • Coloring - You can never go wrong with coloring. Now they make all sorts of coloring books from children to adults, so why not take a little bit of time to color and relax. Look at all the colors that you can choose from and start coloring away. It is definitely a known stress reliever, especially for high school and college students.
  • Go on a walk - It is starting to become a little cooler outside since it is fall, but why let that stop you from going on a walk? This is especially important if it helps to relieve stress that has been building up for a while. Sometimes just hearing the sounds of nature, like the birds chirping, can instantly relieve your nerves.
  • Punch a punching bag - Sometimes stress and anger just keep building from everything go wrong, just one thing to the next. Going to the gym or somewhere where there is a punching bag can relieve your anger, and most of the time, the stress just melts away with it. Since it basically just accompanied your anger, this method could help.
  • Movie night - Maybe you have been working super hard, even putting in more time at work than you normally do and it is starting to get to you. Just take a night, pick out a few movies to watch, make a cup of your favorite drink and pick the snack you are in the mood for and watch away. It’s a good thing to just relax from a stressful time.
  • Get out of the house - You deserve to have one night where everything will just melt away, where nothing should bother you. So why don’t you go out for the evening? Grab some friends or your significant other or just a few family members and go have a good time.
  • Write down what you are feeling - Always writing what has been bothering you is a favorite for many people. It lets out a lot of emotions, tension, and stress that has been being built up for what feels like forever. Just write for however long it takes to make you feel better. Why keep it all bottled up inside? Let those feeling flow right out!

These are only a few of the things to do while you are stressed, or emotional about something. Sometimes, the best treatment is a bunch of friends and having a good time. Personally, many of these helped me with stress. So go ahead, try them out!