Coping With Stress

Coping With Stress

Coping with Stress


April is Stress Awareness Month, brought to us by the American Counseling Association (ACA). To celebrate, try these creative ways to reduce stress.


  1. Paint, craft, and be artistic. Being creative can produce Serotonin which can help to reduce stress.
  2. Chew gum. Chewing gum may reduce cortisol levels and alleviate stress.
  3. Get your hug on. Hugs may help to reduce blood pressure, and stress in adults.
  4. Breathe deeply. The act of focusing on a simple process like breathing may help to reduce stress and anxiety.
  5. Get your heart rate up – in a good way! Exercise can cause an endorphin release that can dramatically reduce stress.
  6. Laughter help you reduce stress and increase your energy levels.
  7. Get a massage. Massage can help you to reduce stress.
  8. Play some tunes. Music can help you to relax and reduce stress.
  9. Write, keep a journal. Journaling has meditative qualities.
  10. Join your pet in some good animal-bonding time.


Visit National Wellness Institute to learn more ways to reduce stress or visit  Behavioral Health Systems and enter the Employer ID: crown for a full list of stress resources.


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