Seven Easy Ways to Reduce Stress


I don’t really know anyone that hasn’t experienced stress. Lately I have been extra stressed due to unexpected changes in my health, keeping up with work and not feeling good. Here are seven things that I am going to try to keep up with that I hope can help to reduce stress and get me back to my regular frame of mind.

Get a Quiet Start to the Day

Start  a morning routine and stick to it. Getting up a bit earlier will allow you to eat a good  breakfast and relax a bit. Starting your day at your best will help keep stress under control. I am a foodie, so I love eating breakfast and having coffee or tea.

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Eat Healthy

You need to eat healthy to be healthy. A diet containing a lot of fruits, vegetables and lean protein works well for me. If you’re struggling to get the recommended servings of fruit and vegetables each day, try juicing them. I find when I am super busy I don’t eat as well as I should it really effects me in a negative way.

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Stay Hydrated

I have read that you should aim for drinking eight glasses of water daily. Drinking an adequate amount of water is essential to staying healthy inside and out. Tired of drinking water? Try adding berries and fruit to your water to naturally flavour it. It also looks pretty, too! Don’t forget to bring water with you when you are out.

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Set Realistic Daily Goals

Don’t set yourself up for failure by trying to accomplish too much. Set daily goals that are realistic and do them. Don’t keep forwarding tasks to the next day because that will only add more stress. Keeping on top of things is good!

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Take Time for Yourself

Sometimes non-stop activity only makes your stress worse. It is important to be mindful that you need to take time for yourself. Sometimes it may just be sitting for 20 minutes and reading a book or listening to some of your favourite music. A bath is a luxury for me and I find that it is the ultimate “me time” activity. What is a bath without bubbles though!?!

The new line of body washes by Caress are my current favourite to use in the shower and bath. They leave your skin so soft (and don’t irritate my sensitive skin) and the  irresistible scents aren’t overwhelming for me.

The scents of the body washes from Caress are amazing! There is nothing like a heavenly scent to help you escape.  I found all of these scents at my local Walmart store and they include:

  • Sheer Twilight
  • Daily Silk (which is my personal favourite!)
  • Evenly Gorgeous
  • Pure Embrace
  • Tahitian Renewal

These photos were taken at the Loden Hotel, which has amazing deep tubs perfect for a little indulgence.

Stay Active

Physical activity is essential to health. Exercise regularly to stay fit, boost your immune system function, decrease your stress level and keep your weight down.  Always try to add at least a half hour of exercise to your day even if you are really busy. You will be glad you did.

Get Enough Sleep

Getting about eight hours of sleep every night is essential for avoiding dark circles under the eyes and it is also essential to keeping healthy and managing stress. Don’t neglect sleep!

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  • Robin Rue

    My mom always used Caress body wash, so that reminds me of her. I love all your stress reducers πŸ™‚

  • Alli Smith

    These are all great ways to reduce stress! I try to eat mostly fruit, veggies and lean protein. I feel much better when I eat right and exercise.

  • Such great tips and you are so right that you do have to exercise and eat right and I definitely try and do this myself. I also try and stay physically active though at times I get off my routine… πŸ™

  • Candy Kage

    Wonderful tips and ideas. Soaking in a long bath with a good book always helps or going for a long walk. Eating healthy is always part of less stress.

  • Geekdad248

    It may seem simple but not eating breakfast and drinking enough water are two of the most common ways people get their bodies out of wack. I’m bad at both of those myself. Nice reminders of things we should try to do everyday.

  • Sarah Lindner

    Such awesome tips! Totally going to try these!
    XOXO
    Sarah Lindner
    http://www.thehouseofsequins.com

  • Jessica Jacobowitz Weinberg

    These are all such great tips. I am all about treating myself, either to a mani pedi or massage, or even just a bubble bath!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

  • This is a fantastic list. The one I never do is take a bath. I do love a good bubble bath but I cant seem to want to sit for 20 minutes. That said, my daughter is going away and I am GOING to indulge and just relax.

  • Doria Miyata Murphy

    I really needed this post! We have so much going on at the moment, I need to de-stress so I can be more productive without killing myself πŸ˜‰

  • Mars

    Nice post. Though our body reacts differently in every stressful situations, I think staying active and taking time for self is my top 2 stress reducing activities. I feel recharged and stress free whenever I’m outdoor doing physical activities. I’m glad I found my niche.

  • Mars

    Nice post. Though our body reacts differently in every stressful situations, I think staying active and taking time for self is my top 2 stress reducing activities. I feel recharged and stress free whenever I’m outdoor doing physical activities. I’m glad I found my niche.

  • these are some excellent suggestions! i try to make sure i’m drinking lots of water and having good “me time” whenever i can. late night baths with essential oils or a bath bomb are always fun. i’ll have to try out this body wash that creates such good bubbles!

    stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

  • Anna English

    You’re seriously the cutest. Love these tips!

  • Dani Marie Krum

    Oh I needed all these tips! Life has been so crazy lately! These are all so great!

  • Ashley Hargrove

    This is such a cute post!! I’m loving all of your tips!!

  • Great tips – I’ve been SO stressed lately & totally needed this reminder! xo

  • Great tips – I’ve been SO stressed lately & totally needed this reminder! xo

  • Great tips – I’ve been SO stressed lately & totally needed this reminder! xo

  • Great tips – I’ve been SO stressed lately & totally needed this reminder! xo

  • Cheryl Lang

    I could use all of these tips! Stress is becoming the norm and that shouldn’t be! I’m working on finding a little more “me” time πŸ™‚

  • Cheryl Lang

    I could use all of these tips! Stress is becoming the norm and that shouldn’t be! I’m working on finding a little more “me” time πŸ™‚

  • Hope these help your stress levels! Love all these tips, they’re so important to maintain.

    XO
    Lee Anne
    http://www.lifebylee.com

  • It’s so important to handle stress properly. These are great tips for keeping stress at bay.

  • Pam W

    These are great tips for staying stress free. Well, as stress free as possible. I always feel better if I eat healthy.

  • Maurene Cab

    These past few days has been very stressful for me. This post is sure timely. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  • Tiara Wilson

    These are some amazing tips to reduce stress. I totally need to try waking up and taking some time for myself AND eating a healthy breakfast. I do usually skip breakfast πŸ™
    Thanks for sharing!

  • These are great tips! I am the same way about eating terribly when I am stressed!

  • Hannah Stark

    I love all your tips! Also that bubble bath looks amazing! I seriously take one atleast once a week to help sooth myself haha.

    xoxo, Hannah
    http://www.ohwhatasighttosee.com

  • David Elliott

    You do look absolutely amazing. You look like you have found some ways to deal with your health issues. I am glad. Pain is such an awful thing and having health problems is equally awful.

  • My Teen Guide

    These are all great tips for starting the day right. I usually wake up an hour or two earlier before every one else. This gives me time to stare at the wall. LOL. Seriously, I love the quiet mornings. It gives me time to reflect, to pray, and to give thanks for a new day.

  • Jaime Nicole

    Exercise and taking time for myself are key for me! Your bubble bath looks amazing!

  • I definitely try to reduce stress by getting enough sleep. I know how cranky or bad my day will be with a lack of sleep.

  • Annemarie LeBlanc

    The best way for me to de-stress is to soak in the tub. I really mean a good, long soak in the tub. I can actually feel my mind and body relax. I feel so much better after that.

  • yessss- anytime I’m stressed i try to take some time for myself (usually reading a book in the bath) and it works wonders!

  • Kita Bryant

    I love Caress. They’ve always been one of my favorite brands. I’m terrible at getting up earlier than I need to haha

  • valmg

    I love the scent of certain body washes. I do like to start my day with quiet time while I have my coffee. Your cat is handsome by the way.