101 Ways to Cope with Stress

I was scrolling through Twitter and found this amazing list of 101 ways to cope with stress. I figured, since it is getting close to final exams and the end of the school year, this would be a great thing to share. Comment below what your favorite way of coping with stress is!

XOXO, kt💮

  1. Get up 15 minutes earlier.
  2. Prepare for the morning the night before.
  3. Avoid tight fitting clothes.
  4. Avoid relying on chemical aids.
  5. Set appointments ahead.
  6. Don’t rely on your memory… write it down.
  7. Practice preventative maintenance.
  8. Make duplicate keys.
  9. Say “no” more often.
  10. Set priorities in your life.
  11. Avoid negative people.
  12. Use time wisely.
  13. Simplify meal times.
  14. Always make copies of important papers.
  15. Anticipate your needs.
  16. Repair anything that doesn’t work properly.
  17. Ask for help with the jobs you dislike.
  18. Break large tasks into bite-size proportions.
  19. Look at problems as challenges.
  20. Look at challenges differently.
  21. Unclutter your life.
  22. Smile.
  23. Be prepared for rain.
  24. Tickle a baby.
  25. Pet a friendly dog/cat.
  26. Don’t know all the answers.
  27. Look for a silver lining.
  28. Say something nice to someone.
  29. Teach a kid to fly a kite.
  30. Walk in the rain.
  31. Schedule play time into everyday.
  32. Take a bubble bath.
  33. Be aware of the decisions you make.
  34. Believe in yourself.
  35. Stop saying negative things to yourself.
  36. Visualize yourself winning.
  37. Develop your sense of humor.
  38. Stop thinking tomorrow will be a better today.
  39. Have goals for yourself.
  40. Dance a jig.
  41. Say “hello” to a stranger.
  42. Ask a friend for a hug.
  43. Look up at the stars.
  44. Practice breathing slowly.
  45. Learn to whistle a tune.
  46. Read a poem.
  47. Listen to a symphony.
  48. Watch a ballet.
  49. Read a story curled up in bed.
  50. Do a brand new thing.
  51. Stop a bad habit.
  52. Buy yourself a flower.
  53. take time to smell the flowers.
  54. Find support from others.
  55. Ask someone to be your “vent partner”.
  56. Do it today.
  57. Work at being cheerful and optimistic.
  58. Put safety first.
  59. Do everything in moderation.
  60. Pay attention to your appearance.
  61. Strive for excellence not perfection.
  62. Stretch your limits a little each day.
  63. Look at a work of art.
  64. Hum a jingle.
  65. Maintain your weight.
  66. Plant a tree.
  67. Feed the birds.
  68. Practice grace under pressure.
  69. Stand up and stretch.
  70. Always have a plan B.
  71. Learn a new doodle.
  72. Memorize a joke.
  73. Be responsible for your feelings.
  74. Learn to meet your own needs.
  75. Become a better listener.
  76. Know your limitations and let others know them too.
  77. Tell someone to have a good day in pig latin.
  78. Throw a paper airplane.
  79. Exercise everyday.
  80. Learn the words to a new song.
  81. Get to work early.
  82. Clean out one closet.
  83. Play patty cake with a toddler.
  84. Go on a picnic.
  85. Take a different route to work.
  86. Leave work early (with permission).
  87. Put air freshener in your car.
  88. Watch a movie and eat popcorn.
  89. Write a note to a far away friend.
  90. Go to a ball game and scream.
  91. Cook a meal and eat it by the candlelight.
  92. Recognize the importance of unconditional love.
  93. Remember that stress is an attitude.
  94. Keep a journal.
  95. Practice a monster smile.
  96. Remember you always have options.
  97. Have a support network of people, places, and things.
  98. Quit trying to fix other people.
  99. Get enough sleep.
  100. Talk less and listen more.
  101. Freely complement other people.

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