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Here, we have compiled a comprehensive set of tools and techniques that you can use to
reduce your stress and anxiety by promoting positive life changes. Rather than getting
overwhelmed by the number of available techniques we have listed here, just pick
one and go with it for now. You can always come back and try a different one :)











Daydreaming

Although it might not sound like an effective technique, imagining yourself in a place far and away from all the worries and troubles can drastically help reduce stress and anxiety.



Daydream

Laugh it off

Humor is a strong tool when it comes to dealing with stress and anxiety. You can use it to either soften a situation that you are struggling with or you can use it to ease your mind momentarily.



Laugh it off

Exercise

Exercising is a great way to get the blood going in your body. It prevents the brain from using all of your body's resources to focus on your stressful situation. Plus, it improves your physical health.



Exercise












Breathing exercises

As you probably heard before, breathing exercises have been used for thousands of years to practice mindfulness and bring the inidividual's attention to the present moment.



Breathing exercises

Sleep more

Simply sleeping more or taking a nap every now and then can drastically reduce your stress. Fortunately, we have a great sleep section in OptYourLife that can tell you all you need to know.



Sleep more

Go to nature

Unfortunately, modern life and technology have deeply impacted how we are spending most of our time. It would be beneficial to get away from technology and go to nature more often.



Go to nature












Get intimate more often

Study after study have shown that married people live longer, more fulfilling lives. If you have a partner, kiss more often. Have more sex. Hell with the world and enjoy each others' presence.



Get intimate more often

Eat healthier

Benefits of healthy eating are multiple folds. Knowing that you do what is best for your body puts you mind at more ease. In addition, a healthy eating can directly promote better mental health.



Eat healthier

Walking

Taking a quick walk can help you in several ways. Walking gets the blood circulating in your body which lowers your brain activity. As a bonus, you also can walk away from a stressful environment.



Take a walk












Get a massage

A good massage relaxes muscles and promotes a continuous blood flow. Even a simple touch, has been show, to have a calming effect on body and brain in addition to providing a sense of security.



Get a massage

Take medication

In certain scenarios, if one has to deal with a stressful situation on a daily basis, it might be beneficial to take medication. However, a professional psychotherapist needs to be consulted a priori.



Take medication

Socialize

We all need friends and family. Their presence and support can significantly reduce our anxiety and stress. Furthermore, socializing generally takes your mind off of the issue in hand.



Socialize











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