4 Instant Ways To Reduce Stress

When you’re stressed, a series of chemical reactions happen in your body that decrease the hormone cortisol’s ability to regulate inflammation, which has also been linked to weight gain. Finding ways to reduce stress can improve your overall well-being both in the moment and in the long run..Ways To Reduce Stress

“When you ‘feel’ stress reduce, you are feeling your heart rate calm, your brainwaves organize, your vessels dilating, and your physiology and emotional state return to neutral after the body’s ramped up response to a stressor,” said Dr. Cynthia Ackrill of the American Institute of Stress. “A number of activities have stress reducing effects for multiple reasons.”.Ways To Reduce Stress


Here are 4 things you can do instantly to reduce stress:


Listen To Music:

Having something else to ‘tune in’ to helps the body ‘tune out’ to stress. Music is a very powerful tool to return the heart rate to a healthy state.

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Get A Hug

Never underestimate the power of a hug. The need for basic human touch never goes away, even as we grow older.


Drink Water

Stress oftentimes leads to dehydration.  In addition, water works as a defense mechanism to regulate our bodies and helps it handle the onset of stress properly.

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Practice Deep Breathing

Practicing a few minutes of continuous deep breathing has many benefits. Known as the cheapest and easiest form of stress management, deep breathing can reset brain patterns, increase heart rate coherence, and even lower blood pressure.

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In this day and age, stress is something that seems to be ever-present and unavoidable, but the good news is that it can be managed. Putting the above steps into motion at the initial onset of stress can go a long way in helping you life a better life of wellness and health.


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source: huffington post



Makeba Giles is a Digital Content Producer and Founder of Faith Health and Home, a digital space with information and resources for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being to help families live an inspired lifestyle.

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Ted Rubin

Great tips, thanks for sharing. So many do not realize how easily they can make their day better. I especially like that you added hugging. Also try skipping 🙂

Makeba Giles
Reply to  Ted Rubin

Greetings Ted! I love the skipping idea — reduces stress *plus* great exercise! Thank you so much for sharing here with me! 🙂

Ted Rubin
Reply to  Makeba Giles

Make it a great weekend!

Makeba Giles
Reply to  Ted Rubin

You too Ted!! 🙂

Sandy Jenney

Nothing will calm me down faster, than a big bear hug from my husband.

Makeba Giles
Reply to  Sandy Jenney

Greetings Sandy! I’m with you on that one — love the bear hugs from my Hubby!! 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing here with me! 🙂

Kenna Griffin

I’m thinking pet the dog, eat chocolate, exercise, listen to your kid laugh, organize yourself… there are so many ways to reduce stress. It makes me wonder why we wallow in it so much.

Makeba Giles
Reply to  Kenna Griffin

Greetings Kenna! I love all of your ideas for reducing stress! And you are right: there are so many wonderful ways all around us. Thank you so much for sharing here with me! 🙂


Hello First of all – thank you for a great post – I really enjoyed it. You can also relieve stress by avoiding people who bring negative influence to your life. Some people only talk about their own problems, some say they are better than you. The best thing to do is to avoid these people and interact only with the ones who have belief in you and who motivate you. These people bring happiness to your life and lower your stress levels. It does not mean you have to completely ignore negative people – it might not be possible… Read more »


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