Top Tips For De-Stressing

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School work, jobs, parenting, cooking, cleaning, and so much more.

We get it. Everyone has a lot on their plates right now and everything might be a little overwhelming. April is Stress Awareness Month, so now is a great time to focus on improving your mental health so you can be the best version of yourself.

We know that is easier said than done, so we asked our social media audience what their best tips for de-stressing and maintaining a healthy mindset are. Here’s what they had to say:


“I focus on my school work, exercise, breath-work, and staying connected with family and friends.” – Diane Grossman

“How I manage stress during this crazy time and while in my classes is I take a step back and just breathe. Recently I have also been enjoying listening to Disney music to unwind.” – Gina Bakey

“I manage my stress by walking my dogs. Fresh air is the best medicine.” – Kim Deyo

“Usually I try to do something I enjoy to keep my mind off of things for a while. I am experimenting with some breathing and meditating techniques to see if anything helps.” – Jen Walker

“I de-stress by doing Yoga with Adriene classes online.” – Katie Martin


“I de-stress by cooking, learning new topics, drawing, crafting, and playing with the kids.” – @sugeily_ramos

“I recommend taking a break! Try listening to music and baking.” – @millie_rn_0718

“Jogging and listening to music are my top ways of de-stressing.” – @penn.state.girl

“I try to keep calm and focus on all of my daily tasks.” – @drew.hamilton.smith


“I like to manage my stress by counting my blessings.” – Nodira Siddikova