How to Relieve Stress - 31 Stress Relief Tips

No nonsense - quick stress relief tips

There are times when we don't want to read pages and pages of information. We just want some quick tips to help us be more peaceful. We just want to know how do other people relieve their stress? And that's what this page is about.

Quick and simple stress relief. No breathing techniques to learn, no complicated yoga poses, or meditation. Nothing complex.

The following list is a collection of stress relief tips from women who have shared with me their tips and strategies. The list is invaluable.

To remind myself to practice stress relief every day, I taped it on the wall next to my computer. I hope you will find something of value here.


  • Be kind to yourself

  • Breathe deeply

  • Stay in the present moment

  • Smile at yourself in the mirror

  • Go for a walk

  • Watch fish in the fish tank

  • Massage your feet

  • Dance in your living room

  • Clean your desk

  • Learn to knit

  • Hug a child

  • Say "NO" more often

  • Listen to relaxing music

  • Walk barefoot on grass

  • Eat raspberries

  • Drink a glass of water

  • Have a nap

  • Call a friend

  • Write in your journal

  • Stretch your muscles

  • Watch a funny movie

  • Read a book that nourishes your soul

  • Plant flowers

  • Set priorities

  • Play a board game

  • Go for a "girl's night out" with your friends

  • Take a day off just for you

  • Turn of your cell phone

  • Pet a dog or a cat

  • Pick up a book of jokes at the library

  • Sing in the shower

For more ideas on stress relief and to bring peace into your day, visit 10 ways to relieve stress.

To quiet down your nervous system and activate the relaxation response, you may also want to visit and learn some powerful breathing techniques.

If you are more of a visual type, then you might find relief in using visualization as a relaxation tool.

Fore more tips on relaxation techniques, visit Relaxation at Home, a great site, full of great information.

Another way to relieve stress is to get a massage. Learn more about this stress relief tool at Massage Therapy.


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