Feel Better Now
101 Stress Relievers
Take a deep breath. Believe in yourself. Avoid relying on chemical aids. Smile. Ask a friend for a hug. Be aware of the decisions that you make. Keep a calendar. Write everything down. Get up 15 min earlier. Prepare for the morning the night before. Avoid negative people. Say something nice to someone. Fly a kite. Walk in the rain. Minimize your caffeine. Eat healthy snacks. Be kind to yourself. Whistle a tune. Look up at the stars. Say "hello" to a stranger. Set priorities in your life. Listen to music. Count backwards from 100. Become a better listener. Laugh often. Dance a jig. Stop saying negative things to yourself. Use time wisely. Anticipate your needs. Ask for help. Recite a personal motto. Take a walk. Meditate or pray. Visualize yourself winning. Look for a silver lining. Break large tasks into bite-size portions. Unclutter your life. Look at old photos. Pet a friendly dog or cat. Stop worrying about tomorrow. Focus on today. Go for a drive. Open the windows. Always have a plan "B". Slow down. Set realistic goals. Schedule play time into every day. Take a bubble bath. Curl up in a blanket. Look at problems as challenges. Look at challenges as adventures. Squeeze your muscles, then relax. Stand up and stretch. Go to bed early. Read a poem. Don't try to know all the answers. Volunteer. Buy yourself a flower. Ask someone to be your "vent partner." Strive for excellence NOT perfection. Go on a picnic. Throw a paper airplane. Learn the words to a new song. Avoid negative thinking. Do everything in moderation. Look at a work of art. Say "have a good day" in Pig Latin. Work at being cheerful and optimistic. Feed the birds. Know your limitations and let others know them too. Draw a doodle. Exercise every day. Be patient with yourself. Tell a joke. Make a funny face. Put safety first. Bathe in the sun. Call a friend. Be responsible for your feelings. Keep a journal. Quit trying to fix other people. Learn to meet your own needs. Join a club. Play a child's game. Write a thank you note to a friend. Recognize the importance of unconditional love. Leave the house 15 min earlier. Take a different route to class. Stretch your limits a little each day. Pamper yourself. Watch a movie with popcorn. Go to a sports game and scream. Remember you always have options. Stress is temporary. Hum a jingle. Yell in a pillow. Say "no" more often. Try something new. Have a cup of tea. Create a support network of people, places and things.