23 Stress Hacks That Will Actually Change Your Life

    Easy, breezy, life-changing.

    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their best tips for getting rid of stress. Here are their life-changing recommendations:

    1. Practice mindful breathing.

    2. Get in touch with nature.

    3. Go for a stroll.

    4. Make a to-do list.

    5. Indulge in (a little) wine and chocolate.

    We're not saying eat and drink your feelings away. But it's no secret that wine can help take the edge off and chocolate can make you happy. So feel free to indulge in a little wine and chocolate after a hard day at work.

    Submitted by Sydney

    6. Get enough sleep.

    7. Treat yourself to pizza and Netflix.

    8. Get some exercise.

    9. Take a warm bath or shower.

    10. Spend 15 minutes doing something that distracts you.

    11. Practice yoga.

    12. Lose yourself in music.

    13. Identify what's stressing you out.

    14. Immerse yourself in a good book.

    15. Visualize your stress.

    16. Go for a nice, long drive.

    17. Try journaling or writing letters.

    18. Play with your pet.

    19. Burn candles or incense

    Although there's not much scientific backing for its effectiveness, many people use aromatherapy to alleviate stress and calm nerves. So light a candle, burn some incense, and feel your worries float away.

    Submitted by Karolina

    20. Do something you have control over.

    21. Drink less coffee.

    22. Just dance.

    23. And do something each day just for you.

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