101 Creative Ways to De-Stress and Take Control of Your Life

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61. Go to the beach.

62. Remove clutter from your office desk and home.

63. Pay more attention to your surroundings.

64. Try some positive affirmations.

65. Embrace aging! You’re not getting older, you are getting better!

66. Take a one day a week break from social media.

67.  Take a friend or family member out to dinner.

68. Get a pedicure (you, too, guys!)

69. Take pictures using your cell phone making funny faces.

70. Give yourself 15 minutes a day of quiet time.

71. Set some stress boundaries.

72. Color in your kids’ coloring books.

73. Look out the window and make up stories about the people you see on the street. The more outrageous the story, the better.

74. Close your eyes for 5 minutes, but not while you’re driving.

75. Do something nice for someone else anonymously.

76. Stare at something blue. Blue colors are thought to be relaxing.

77. Look through old photographs that make you feel good.

78. Try some of the de-stressing apps out there, like Headspace or Calm.

79. Count to 10, and then count backwards. Repeat if necessary.

80. Play board games with your spouse, friends, or kids.

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