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Ways to De Stress

15 Unconventional Ways To De-Stress Right Now

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 10.18.2013 | Fifty

We all know that stress impacts health. Not only can it cause insomnia, headaches, heart disease and high blood pressure, but it also can affect your ...

How 6 Mental Health Professionals De-Stress

Danielle Hark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Danielle Hark

We all experience stress at times, even mental health professionals who treat people with stress and anxiety for a living. Here is a roundup of ways mental health professionals deal with stress in their own lives.

8 Truly Practical Ways To De-Stress

Gracie Gordon | Posted 09.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Gracie Gordon

Over the past year I've learned that stress is not only unnecessary, but that being happy and stress-free actually lends to a more successful career and personal life.

A Simple (Yet Powerful) Morning Practice

Jon Wortmann | Posted 08.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

What the experience of noticing the transition from vacation to regular life taught me is that during more stressful times, I have to be more intentional about my practice.

9 Things I've Decided Aren't Worth Stressing Over

Cathryn Woodruff | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Cathryn Woodruff

I pledge to de-stress my life, even if it's a handful of minor things that clutter my mind and leave me feeling weighed down.

To Do: Unplug Before Bed

Alyssa Lauren Stone | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Alyssa Lauren Stone

For two weeks I put myself through a mind/body experiment -- no iPhone or iPad usage after 8:30 p.m. or before 45 minutes of waking up in the mornings.

You Need a Time Out!

Natalie Fikes | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Natalie Fikes

I set my alarm and 20 minutes later, I was a new me. I didn't even have to think about what I was going to do, I just did the first thing that came naturally. Now, GPS for the Soul has become my daily opportunity for me to check in with me.

How To De-Stress In The Wake Of Bad News

Michael Gervais, Ph.D. | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Gervais, Ph.D.

Breathing training (and other forms of meditation) can be an extremely powerful tool to increase the awareness of thoughts that promote chronic stress (or promote calm). Breathing training also increases the effectiveness for us to relax (or shed the stress response) on command.

50 Simple Ways To De-Stress

Posted 04.16.2013 | Healthy Living

Tuesday, April 16, is National Stress Awareness Day. All April long, we've been talking stress and tips to combat it. Yesterday, during our #stressles...

6 Little Things I Must Stop Stressing Over (And 1 Huge Thing)

Lily Avnet | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Lily Avnet

De-stressing is a personal experiment in discovering what makes you calm down. So in my efforts to de-stress, I'm joining some of my colleagues in making a list of a few things I'm determined to stop stressing about.

Key Strategies For Handling Extreme Stress

Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living

By Rachel Pomerance for U.S. News There's a silver lining to our day-to-day stress. It's so familiar to us -- the irritation of traffic and adrenal...

9 & 1/2 Things I'm Not Stressing Over Anymore

Kate Bratskeir | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Kate Bratskeir

As a GPS for the Soul editor -- someone who reads, writes, Tweets and preaches about stress management all day -- I have my own tools that work when stress rears its repugnant head. But this doesn't mean I don't stress.

Why Women Are Getting Hit Harder By Stress

meQuilibrium | Posted 05.07.2013 | GPS for the Soul
meQuilibrium

In a reversal of previous trends, women are becoming more stressed at work than men. Why? I believe it's because women are more conflicted between work and home, and I believe that greater conflict is due to the different belief systems that men and women hold.

7 Things I Refuse To Stress About

Meredith Melnick | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Meredith Melnick

You know what's better than a de-stressor? Not getting stressed to begin with. So I'm calling out my biggest offenders right here on the Internet. I'm naming names.

10 Things I've Decided Not To Stress About

Sarah Klein | Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Klein

Worrying won't change anything, but staying positive just might. To do my part in the fight against all things stressful, here are a few I've given myself permission not to get so uptight about.

Recharge Each Day For Optimal Use

meQuilibrium | Posted 03.23.2013 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Let's stop thinking about rest as the opposite of effort and start thinking about it as the foundation of effort. What can you do to build in a little more relaxation or pleasure, to draw you out of the moments that wind you up and leave you so tight you feel like you might snap?

Life Can Be Thrilling, Not Stressful

meQuilibrium | Posted 03.11.2013 | GPS for the Soul
meQuilibrium

To anyone who is already reconsidering commitments related to diet, exercise, work, family time or "me" time, don't give up and certainly don't stress over them; you simply have to find that sweet spot somewhere between ambition and the impossible.

Resolve to Start Small

Brandt Passalacqua | Posted 03.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Brandt Passalacqua

What is going to make this year's resolutions any different than last year's, or those of the year before? As someone who helps people work through their food and body issues, this is always the question: What can we do differently this time?

3 Essential Choices That Reduce Stress

Jon Wortmann | Posted 02.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

You can't avoid the 171 varieties of cheese at the grocery store, complex work situations, or the challenges of raising a family. What you can choose to do each day is only put yourself in situations where the stress is worth it.

This Holiday Season, Give the Benefit of the Doubt

Zach Dean | Posted 02.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

This holiday season, if you find yourself feeling stressed out, instead of reaching for a double shot of eggnog, try giving people in your life the benefit of the doubt. You may end up giving it to yourself, too!

Stress During the Holidays Is Real... Can Your iPhone Help?

The Baietto Brothers | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
The Baietto Brothers

The phone seems to be able to help in every other area of our lives -- why not in reducing holiday stress? So I started looking for apps that would help, and I found some great ones.

Surefire Stress Relief, Part 4: Decreasing Drama in Your Life

HeartMath LLC | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living
HeartMath LLC

If you think you're constantly getting barraged with other people's drama, consider this: Most drama in people's lives is internal.

Daily Doses to De-Stress

Dr. Karuna Sabnani | Posted 01.07.2013 | Books
Dr. Karuna Sabnani

Welcome to the sardonic comedy of our time: Rushing to Relax. Do you have symptoms of "Time Deficit Disorder"? Can you relate?

Surefire Stress Relief: A Breathing Exercise To Refuel Your System

HeartMath LLC | Posted 01.05.2013 | Healthy Living
HeartMath LLC

If you find yourself feeling angry, mildly depressed, anxious or otherwise stressed, try this easy, free and quick technique for yourself to refuel your system.

7 Strategies To Stop Stress From Running Your Life

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

When working the way it's meant to, stress can be very productive. But when stress is chronic, it isn't serving you and can really take a toll on your health, affecting sleep, mood, concentration, immune functioning and blood pressure as well as many other biological processes.