Welcome to the final day of HuffPost Healthy Living's 14-Day Stress-Less Challenge! In honor of National Stress Awareness Month, we've used the past two weeks to focus on becoming less stressed and more calm. Tell us -- either in the comments, on Facebook or @HealthyLiving -- how the challenge went for you. To check out previous days of the challenge -- and our continuing stress-less content -- click here
Congratulations! You've completed the 14-day stress-less challenge, and made some important first steps towards creating a more relaxing and less stressful lifestyle. To conclude your work in the challenge, look back at the worry journal you created on Day 1 -- have you chipped away at any of these stressors, or identified a new stress-relief strategy that works for you? Whether it's a breathing exercise, yoga practice or nutrition tip, the important thing is to find at least one small stress-relief trick that you can turn into a habit.
We can't control the stresses life throws our way, but we can control our reactions. That's why the editors of HuffPost have developed our "Less Stress, More Living" page -- to help you find practical solutions for dealing with stress in all realms of your life, from planning a wedding to cooking dinner to taking business trips to pregnancy and parenting. Here are a few highlights:
- For all things raising kids, our Parents section hosts the Stress-Less Parenting Club, with resources for all your parenting dilemmas, from planning birthday parties to building some personal time back into your busy schedule.
- Check out our Travel section for inspiration for your next relaxing getaway, whether it's a refreshing digital detox retreat, a soothing coastal drive, or a solitary silent retreat. Already booked a trip? Click for tips for stress-free travel and hassle-free business trips.
- If you need to get dinner on the table in 15 minutes or find the perfect easy-but-impressive dessert to bring to a potluck, look for some culinary inspiration on our Taste page.
- Our editors over at HuffPost Home have put together guides to de-stressing every room in your house, from the living room to the laundry room to the backyard.
How have you reduced your stress these past two weeks? Which de-stressing strategies will you continue to use in the future? Send your answers (or a quick photo of your worry journal!) to HealthyLiving@huffingtonpost.com, Tweet us @HealthyLiving or post to our Facebook wall.