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Stress can take a toll on you, find out ways to reduce stress here!

10 ways to reduce stress fast!

Many Sartell students have felt a little stressed out at one point in time. Whether they have a big test coming up or are worried about a big speech, we have all been there. There are so many simple ways to reduce stress fast.

  1. Take some deep breaths

    Jenna Eibes
    Going for a walk or run can increase your mood drastically.
    • Breathe in through your mouth for a couple seconds and then release. Do this for at least two minutes.
  2. Pray

    • Sometimes when you are stressed you feel like nobody is listening. Pray,¬† knowing that someone is listening to your struggles and is going to help you through it.
  3. Laugh it off

    • Sometimes all you need is a good laugh and the company of your friends. Sit down, watch a funny video, and let go of all your negativity.
  4. Go for a walk or run

    • Go outside and go for a nice walk or run. Getting your heart rate up and getting some exercise¬†should help perk you up.
  5. Buy yourself something nice

    Jenna Eibes
    Listening to an upbeat song can put you in a good mood!
    • Sometimes after a long day, you need to treat yourself to something nice. Scrounge up that extra money and buy something you wouldn’t usually buy.
  6. Spend time in nature

    • A breath of fresh air and a short walk can take your mind off a stressful day.
  7. Keep a journal

    • Writing down what you are feeling can reduce your stress. Getting those hard to talk about things off your chest can be a huge weight lifted off your shoulders
  8. Listen to an upbeat song

    Jenna Eibes
    Reading a good book can transport you to a different world.
    • Listening to some music with upbeat vibes can make your mood so much better. Put your headphones in and relax.
  9. Take a hot shower or bath

    • A nice bubble bath, a tub of ice cream, and some candles is a good end to a stressful day.
  10. Start a good book

    • When you read you go into a completely different world. Curl up with a soft blanket and a good book and let go of all the stress of your day.

For more tips on how to reduce stress, click here.

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