26 Genius Tricks To Help You Deal With Too Much Stress

    Welcome to the chill zone.

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

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

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

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

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

    6. Take a shower with a soothing soundtrack.

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

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

    8. Get in a few rejuvenating sun salutations.

    Here's the sun salutation in action:

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

    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.

    14. Give your lower back a satisfying stretch.

    15. Brew a truly excellent cup of tea.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    22. Go for a walk in the beautiful outdoors.

    23. Or spend some time admiring these soothing nature Vines.


    So nature. So soothing.

    24. Cook up something tasty and healthy.

    25. Snuggle up with an adorable animal.

    26. Have an orgasm or several.