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26 Genius Tricks To Help You Deal With Too Much Stress

Welcome to the chill zone.

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1. Use pixelthoughts.co to put your stressful thoughts in a shrinking star and watch them fade, fade, fade away.

This very cool and relaxing website will lead you on a one-minute guided meditation meant to help you put things in perspective.
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This very cool and relaxing website will lead you on a one-minute guided meditation meant to help you put things in perspective.

2. Hang out in this restorative yoga pose for a bit.

Ahhh yes.And if you really want to take your ~stress relief~ to optimal levels of relaxation, this is actually the third step in a three-part yoga sequence. Learn all three soothing moves here: The Best Three Yoga Poses for Stress Relief.
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Ahhh yes.

And if you really want to take your ~stress relief~ to optimal levels of relaxation, this is actually the third step in a three-part yoga sequence. Learn all three soothing moves here: The Best Three Yoga Poses for Stress Relief.

3. Use MyCalmBeat app to slow your breathing and calm your nerves.

This app forces you to focus on your breath, which will help clear your mind and calm you down. Match your ins and outs to the lungs filling and emptying on the screen. In. Out. In. Out. There, doesn't that feel better?
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This app forces you to focus on your breath, which will help clear your mind and calm you down. Match your ins and outs to the lungs filling and emptying on the screen. In. Out. In. Out. There, doesn't that feel better?

4. Use two tennis balls to get rid of that tension headache.

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Hold them in your hands, put them behind your head, and lie on your back. Roll your head back and forth and up and down and enjoy that sweet, sweet release.

5. Turn the music up and try this 10-minute, three-song workout.

Sweat it out. If you're not into these songs (or these moves), here are FIVE three-song workouts you can choose from.
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Sweat it out. If you're not into these songs (or these moves), here are FIVE three-song workouts you can choose from.

6. Take a shower with a soothing soundtrack.

This is a waterproof Bluetooth speaker that attaches to your shower curtain rod. You can get it here for $59.99.
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This is a waterproof Bluetooth speaker that attaches to your shower curtain rod. You can get it here for $59.99.

7. Or take a bath with a glass of wine and a good book.

Instructions on how to concoct this very essential bathtub tray here.
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Instructions on how to concoct this very essential bathtub tray here.

(This incredible wineglass holder for the bathtub might just help you with that, BTW.)

Get it for $13.95 at SipCaddy.
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Get it for $13.95 at SipCaddy.

8. Get in a few rejuvenating sun salutations.

Yes, more yoga! And it feels so good, and might just clear your head. Here's how to actually do a sun salutation, in case you need some pointers.
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Yes, more yoga! And it feels so good, and might just clear your head. Here's how to actually do a sun salutation, in case you need some pointers.

Here's the sun salutation in action:

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9. Or go for a run, if that's your thing.

If you're not into intervals, here are 9 quick running workouts you can do in 30 minutes or less.
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If you're not into intervals, here are 9 quick running workouts you can do in 30 minutes or less.

10. Try this 2-minute meditation on self-love and acceptance.

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Guided by Deepak Chopra, for Sonima.

11. Or this 4-minute meditation for better sleep.

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Also guided by Deepak Chopra for Sonima.

12. Or have a go at this 10-minute meditation for overcoming obstacles and frustrations.

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It's also from Sonima.

13. Find a mantra; whisper it to yourself until you can feel it.

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14. Give your lower back a satisfying stretch.

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Here are 10 amazing stretches that will feel SO good, in case your lower back is all good but maybe your hammies could use some love.

15. Brew a truly excellent cup of tea.

16. FaceTime a friend to catch up and say hi and see a smiling face.

Oh hai!
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Oh hai!

17. Use the Rainy Mood app to create some ultra-chill ambient noise.

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Good for silencing the buzz of open-office environments, and also just life in general.

18. Give yourself an emergency compliment (or 2, or 3, or 79).

19. Create an "ego boost" email folder or shoebox.

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Anytime someone gives you a compliment via email (or in real life), put it in the folder, or write it on a notecard and stick it in the shoebox. Then when you're feeling a bit overwhelmed with life and things, read them all again. Instant ego boost.

20. Get lost in a wonderful book that takes you to another world.

Here are 32 books that will actually change your life, and 17 awesome new books you need to read this summer, in case you're looking for something new to try out.
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Here are 32 books that will actually change your life, and 17 awesome new books you need to read this summer, in case you're looking for something new to try out.

21. Maybe set aside a few minutes to read through this story about starting therapy, and think about if it might be for you.

Food for thought, especially if you feel overwhelmed by your stress and anxiety and don't really know what to do about it.
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Food for thought, especially if you feel overwhelmed by your stress and anxiety and don't really know what to do about it.

22. Go for a walk in the beautiful outdoors.

Find some more beautiful quotes about nature here.
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23. Or spend some time admiring these soothing nature Vines.

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So nature. So soothing.

24. Cook up something tasty and healthy.

Cooking can be a very meditative and relaxing experience. And eating healthy will make you feel like you're doing what you can to take care of yourself. Here's a helpful chart from KidSpot so you can make sure you get your veggies just right. You can also check out 27 diagrams that make cooking so much easier, if it helps!
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Cooking can be a very meditative and relaxing experience. And eating healthy will make you feel like you're doing what you can to take care of yourself. Here's a helpful chart from KidSpot so you can make sure you get your veggies just right. You can also check out 27 diagrams that make cooking so much easier, if it helps!

25. Snuggle up with an adorable animal.

And if you don't have one on hand, you might look into renting one for a day — it's a thing that exists!
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And if you don't have one on hand, you might look into renting one for a day — it's a thing that exists!

26. Have an orgasm or several.

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Afterglow Intimate Massager (available here for $199.99) may just help, but it's certainly not necessary.

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