How can I reduce stress?

 Canadians find themselves balancing more than ever before, as the restrictions of lockdown compile on existing responsibilities for work, school, home care, and family needs.  This is a surefire recipe for increased stress levels, and if you are affected, know that you are not alone.

Feelings of being overwhelmed are perfectly natural when life demands exceed what you've got used to juggling, and we've got some stress relieving solutions for you!


Here are 15 natural options, suggested by :

  1. Exercise

  2. Natural supplements (e.g. green tea and omega-3 fatty acids)

  3. Light a candle

  4. Reduce your caffeine intake

  5. Write it down (journaling)

  6. Chew gum

  7. Spend time with friends and family

  8. Laugh

  9. Learn to say no

  10. Learn to avoid procrastination

  11. Take a yoga class

  12. Cuddle

  13. Listen to soothing music

  14. Deep breathing


If your stress levels persist and impede on your ability to get through essential day-to-day activities, it is a good idea to consult your physician, who may refer you to a specialist or recommend helpful clinical therapies. 

Just remember, there is always light at the end of the tunnel and you have what it takes to make it through! 

Original date of publishing: July 26, 2021
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are based on credible resources, however, they are neither interpreted nor delivered by medical professionals. A medical professional should always be consulted before making choices that may affect your health.

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