Stress seems to continue to increase in our daily lives. “According to APA’s 2012 Stress in America survey, stress keeps more than 40 percent of adults lying awake at night” How Stress Affects Your Health, APA.org. Loss of sleep is just one effect of stress. Stress effects our mood, our relationships, and our ability to be present and enjoy our lives.
I have struggled with managing stress throughout my adult life. Only recently have I began to consistently put into practice strategies that help me keep my stress low and feel more calm on a daily basis. Below are my 10 favorite stress reducers.