Everyone gets stressed-it’s just a fact!  According to the American Psychological Association 39% of Millennials say they are more stressed this year than last.  The key factors leading to stress are work, job stability and money.  These three things are huge and we face them each and every day but being surrounded by them can make us even more stressed.  Taking a few moments to ourselves to clear our minds can make a huge difference and these 10 things are a way to start!

 

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  1. Play and sing to your favorite song

2. Go for a walk in the fresh air

3. Start a Dance Party

4. Take 10 deep breaths: Breath in through your nose and out through your mouth

5. Get a manicure, pedicure or massage

6. Do something for someone else

7. Talk with a close friend

8. Take a bubble bath

9. Look at your motivational quote or picture

10. Stretch and practice yoga

 

Take a few moments each day and stretch, have a dance party, and breath!  These few moments can help you reflect and push you forward for a new job search, salary negotiation, or anything else you might be facing.

 

What are some stress relief activities that work for you?

Alissa Carpenter

Alissa Carpenter

Career Discovery and Personal Development Coach at Everything's Not OK and That's OK
Alissa Carpenter offers professional development and career exploration to companies, alumni groups, student advising units, and individuals across the country. She works to enhance team communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills with an upbeat personality and true passion for working with others to set and achieve goals.Alissa has an MEd in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education, is a Gallup-Certified Clifton Strengths Coach and is certified in the Strong Interest inventory.
Alissa Carpenter