10 Ways to Reduce Stress Quickly

Updated: Jun 29

It seems like everyone is living fast these days. Working 24/7, cell phone addiction for adults and children, managing a family, worrying about the bills; these are all stressful and draining activities. Stress has a negative effect on both the body and the mind. Constant dings pulling our focus away from real living in the moment.

Here are some simple relaxation methods that anybody can do (Adults or Children). Try them all out and see which ones work the best for you!

  1. Do Breathing Exercises

This is a simple method and one you can utilize anywhere and at any time. Take five slow, deep breaths and focus all your attention on the breathing. Try to make your exhale longer than the inhale. Find a pace that is comfortable for you.

Breathe in, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and hold for 1, 2, then exhale for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. Repeat.

  1. Smell Something Relaxing Certain Aromas can change our mood, so why not utilize that to your advantage? It doesn't matter if you use essential oils, candles, or just perfume or body wash you like. Popular relaxation scents are lavender, peppermint and citrus, but use whatever works for you. Try Smitten's Aromatherapy Dough. which releases the soothing essential oils into the air and skin. No diffuser needed and is perfect to keep next to your computer to keep hands busy in place of video game playing, biting nails, eating, etc. Toss one in your purse or keep one in the car.