Stress is our natural human response to the stressors in our daily lives as a result of, well....living! It becomes unhealthy when a crappy moment or bad day interrupts our flow. It can affect us emotionally (withdrawing, overly emotional, anger, sadness, impatience, irritability, lack of focus, trouble remembering important things, bad judgement, change in eating habits, addictions, fatigue, problems sleeping or getting out of bed, obsessiveness, anxiety) as well as physically (weight gain/loss, headaches, back pain, neck/shoulder pain, gastrointestinal problems, losing hair, breakouts, chest pain, trouble breathing, rapid heartbeat, profuse sweating, nausea, cold hands/feet/skin, lowers immunity). What are your most effective stress relief tips? I like: being in big, open nature-y spaces long walks in breezy areas or cold weather singing and dancing to blaring loud music when I'm alone reading alone in an eerily quiet place Quick pick-me-ups when you can't just run out: watch a funny, relaxing, or inspirational youtube video (or a few) re-read old messages/emails/letters from a loved one 1-2 minutes of deep breathing, eyes closed stretch pet a furry animal look at the sky drink some water and eat a snack wash your face give yourself a quick hand or temple massage What works for you? What tips do you have for others?