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How to Reduce Stress

Stress reducers are:
Arguing “a little”.
Aromatherapy (more here and here), especially sniffing applecoconut (more here), lavender, or peppermint.
Taking a bath (more here), especially with minerals or essential oils.
Exposure to blue light.
Manipulating breathing, especially
Deep breathing (more hereherehere, here, here, here, and here),
Pausing and taking one deep breath before a stressful activity, especially after licking the lips.
Living in a calming environment.
Drinking tea (more here).
Eating regularly, to keep blood sugar constant, especially eating
Foods seasoned with saffron or rosemary,
Foods containing omega-3 fatty acids (more herehere, and here), a complex of B vitamins, and vitamin C (more here on B and C vitamins),
Dark chocolate (more here),
Exercising (more hereherehereherehereherehere here, here, and here, especially
Laughing (more herehereherehereherehere, here, and here), or even just smiling.
Massage (more here and here), including a hand massage, or wearing a massage vest.
Meditation (more herehereherehere, here, and here), especially
Yoga (more hereherehere, here, here, and here).
Listening to music (more hereherehere, here, here, and here), especially bland music or sad music.
Spending time in natural settings, including gardening, even tending a rock garden.
Learning to practice patience.
Using psychology by examining our part in stressful feelings (more here),
Being willing to changing our attitude,
Becoming more resilient (more herehere, and here),
Finding the positive in unwanted occurrences (more here), and
Getting enough sleep (more here), taking siestas.
Social interaction and support (more here and here), especially giving to others (more here), especially by volunteering, but also avoiding overcommitment (more here) and stress generated by others.
Passion flower tincture or extract,
Taking a sauna.
Taking time for ourselves (more herehere, and here) or taking a vacation (more here).
Visualizing being in a safe and comforting place.