Make a To-Do List
Larger tasks can seem overwhelming. Break down the large task into smaller tasks. For example, if you needed to clean the kitchen, you would list: wash dishes, sweep, unload dishwasher, wash rugs, etc. Being able to slowly check off those smaller items will make your tasks much easier to handle.
Get Moving: Walk, Run, Exercise
Exercise is one of the best ways to relieve stress. It helps to take your mind off the thousands of thoughts you have for the day. Afterwards you'll feel much more energized. Exercise is also, of course, great for your health!
Meditate: Breathe Easy
Close your eyes and concentrate on your breathing. Breathe in slowly for a 4 second count. Hold it in for 4 seconds. Then breathe out slowly for another 4 second count. If you are new to meditation, try doing this for as few as 5 minutes at a time. The longer you practice, the better and easier it will become.
Cluttered Space=Cluttered Mental Space
Acknowledge Your Feelings
Be honest with yourself about what you're feeling. Acknowledging that your feelings are real, they are valid, and that you need to address them will help you better cope especially when you feel no one understands.
Play a Game or Solve a Puzzle
Have fun! Not only are games and puzzles fun, but they can help to distract you from those thoughts, emotions, and unhappy feelings.
Lavender, Rose Geranium, Chamomile, Sage, Jasmine, and Sandalwood are known to help reduce stress and anxiety.
Read a Book
Leave your thoughts for 30-60 minutes everyday. It's almost like watching a really good movie, except reading is better for you.
Listen to Music You Love
If you don't believe me, ask your doctor....It's good for you!
Sex lowers your blood pressure, risk of heart attack, improves sleep, and reduces stress.