Looking to relieve stress and take a break? Check out these tips below!

**DISCLAIMER*** We are not doctors. If you do not feel well, please seek medical attention.

  • Aromatherapy
    • Different calming scents, like lavender and mint, can make you feel more calm and relaxed. Try your favorite essential oils with an oil diffuser the next time you’d like to relax!
  • Exercise
    • Engaging in a regular exercise routine, such as first thing in the morning or in the evenings, can be a great stress reliever! Exercising helps to release endorphins and improve the ability to sleep, which can reduce stress.
  • Reduce caffeine
    • Caffeine increases cortisol levels – like stress – and it can also impact the quality of your sleep. Research suggests that small amounts of caffeine can be good for you, but it is important to monitor your caffeine intake.
  • Take time for you
    • If you are feeling really stressed out, it can help to take time out for you! Reduce your stress by taking some time to do something fun that you would enjoy.
  • Meditation
    • Another method to reduce stress is meditation. Meditation helps you to focus attention and eliminate extra thoughts that may be causing stress.
  • Set realistic goals
    • If your lifestyle is stressing you out, it is important to think about whether you are setting realistic goals for yourself. If you are over exerting yourself and stressing yourself out to meet unrealistic goals, you could be causing yourself extra stress.
  • Take a nap
    • When you are feeling stressed out, consider taking a nap. This could reduce your stress by calming your mind.
  • Take a walk
    • Taking a walk and clearing your mind of your stress or gaining clarity on your thoughts is one way to reduce stress. Getting outside of your everyday routine and experiencing nature can calm your mind.
  • Avoid screens
    • Oftentimes we are constantly looking at screens for work and school and do not realize that this could put stress on our eyes and cause headaches. Reduce screen time at night, and if you are feeling stressed, take a break.
  • Get regular sleep
    • Sleep is crucial for feeling awake and refreshed each day. IF you fail to get enough sleep, this may cause your mind to be overactive at night with anxiety and frequent thoughts. Consider setting a regular sleep schedule for yourself so that you feel more calm.