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Start Planning a Vacation (Tips to be More Relaxed – 21 of 31)

The next time you get stressed, take a few minutes and start planning your next vacation. You can start looking up different vacation destinations, hotels, fun things to do while you’re away…it doesn’t matter. Have fun with it – look up locations that you’d love to go to…things you’d enjoy doing with time off, etc… […]

Write Down Things You’re Grateful For (Tips to be More Relaxed – 20 of 31)

Sometimes, when you get too stressed, you get bogged down in all of the things you have to do. You also start thinking of all of the bad things…things that aren’t going your way, or how you’re not getting enough done, etc… So taking just a few minutes to write down what you’re grateful for […]

Squeeze a Stress Ball (Tips to be More Relaxed – 19 of 31)

Sometimes, when you’re stressed you just need to get that stress out RIGHT NOW, by doing something physical. Punching something is probably not a good idea. But do you know what is? Using a stress ball. You can get out all of your stress, frustrations, and everything else out on that ball…and it will keep […]

Take a Warm Bath (Tips to be More Relaxed – 18 of 31)

Stressed? Take a nice, relaxing, warm bath. The hot water will relax your muscles. Spending some time alone, in a bathtub, not thinking about anything will help relax your mind. There are many ways to make it even more relaxing. Turn the lights down low – or use candles. Maybe put a relaxing scent like […]

Get a Hug (Tips to be More Relaxed – 17 of 31)

Need to relax? Get a hug. It doesn’t matter if it’s your spouse, girlfriend/boyfriend, child, friend, etc… If you hug, the hormone oxytocin will be released, and you’ll start to feel more relaxed. So the next time you feel stressed, go get a great big hug. You’ll both feel better! If you’d like to see […]

Be in the Moment (Tips to be More Relaxed – 16 of 31)

This isn’t easy to do, but one way to reduce stress and to be more relaxed is to be in the moment. Don’t think about things that already happened. Don’t think the future. Don’t worry about what you need to get done later today, or what you forgot to do yesterday. Just think about what […]

Spend Time with a Friend (Tips to be More Relaxed – 15 of 31)

I’m sure this one is a given, but when you’re stressed…spend time with a friend. It’s better if you can hang out in person, but even talking on the phone will help. I’m sure every time you spend time with friends, you feel a lot better and less stressed. So why not do it more […]

Watch Kittens on YouTube (Tips to be More Relaxed – 14 of 31)

You know your friend that’s always sending you cute/funny videos of animals doing silly things on YouTube? It turns out they’re onto something! Watching those cute and funny videos can help you relax. So whether you want to watch kittens being cute with each other, or dogs and cats fighting, or little kids getting into […]

Meditate (Tips to be More Relaxed – 13 of 31)

One great way to relax is to meditate. When you think of meditation, you may think of some complicated process, or saying “ohm”, or a lot of other things. But there are many types of meditations out there, and many are quite simple. The whole idea is to rid your mind of any thoughts. So […]

Get a Hobby (Tips to be More Relaxed – 12 of 31)

Another way to relax is to spend time doing something you love. So if you have a hobby, spend some time doing whatever it is you enjoy. If you don’t have a hobby, come up with one. It can be anything you enjoy spend time doing. For example, if you like knitting, or making jewelry, […]