Apologize for a mistake. Meditate. Pray Stand up and stretch. Cry.
Ask for Help. Call up and old friend. Tell someone a joke. Tell someone I love you.
Stop and look out the window. Change coffee break to an exercise break. Dance!
Work a crossword puzzle. Close your eyes, what do you see? Hug a tree
Count to 10 or maybe 1000 before you explode. Count your blessings name them 1 by 1.
Daydream. Spend your coffee break at the beach. Do one thing at a time.
Eat a good breakfast.
Eat an orange s-l-o-w-l-y, one segment by segment. Get a good night's sleep. Get a massage.
Get a pet. Go fly a kite, really go fly a real kite.
Forgive someone. Go fishing. Go for a brisk walk. Go swimming.
Take a different route to work. Give someone a hug. Get up 15 minutes early.
Sit by a fire. Keep a journal of thoughts and feelings. Laugh at something you did.
Leave the car and take the bus. Lie in a hammock. Lift Weights.
Walk barefoot in the grass. Look at the big picture.
Look closely at a flower, a leaf, a blade of grass or a tree trunk.
Take a child to the playground. Inhale deeply and exhale slowly and completely.
Make a list and follow it. Take a scenic stroll past a pond or a stream or a nature trail.
Take one day at a time. Take a herb tea break. Take the back road. Take the stairs.
Stop and watch a sun rise or sunset. Take up knitting. Get a hobby!
Learn to say NO.
Talk to your self, you can do it! I will stay calm under pressure. Imagine a peaceful scene.
Sing a song, it really does not have to be good enough just sing a song.
Wear earplugs when it's noisy. Write down your fears, dreams. Write to your congressman.
Practice laughing out loud. Make love. Spend an evening without Television.
Make time for play. Watch a cloud for 5 minutes.
Watch an ant or any other insect for 5 minutes.
Take a class just for fun, learn a craft. Learn a foreign language
Massage your temples Listen to the birds Ride your bike to work
Take a nap. Write a poem
Roll your shoulders around in a circular motion
Angry, talk to a friend about it
Wash the car. Share your feelings with someone
Make a list and follow it
Watch a really good movie Work out in the gym Put on some music
Take a long bath
Plant a flower Smell a rose Get up 15 minutes earlier
Sit by a fountian or stream. Close your eyes and listen to the water
Do a good deed Plan ahead
Put a plant in your office Put your feet up
Put a Cat in your lap Read something funny every day
Now that you have had Stress 101 here are some activities that you can practice from day to day and week to week and not difficult to add to your life style. These have been proven to actually relieve stress.
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