Tips for managing stress


Yes, you heard me right. Certain types of tea can help relieve stress, and there are different flavors you can try. Here are some of the options that you can pick from:

  • Peppermint
  • Stress Relief Tea
  • Calming Tea
  • Sleepy Time Tea (to help induce sleep)

Hopefully, you can find a flavor on this list that works best for you.


Dog Petting 

Now this one sounds weird, but, yes, it helps believe me. I’ve done this before. For example, my cousin Hedi has a Japanese chin dog named Lillian, and this particular breed is often used for therapy dogs because they are good at soothing people naturally. 

If you don’t have access to this dog breed then just try your own dog and they will make you feel better. Often I pet my own dog who is a border collie blue heeler named Saige, and sometimes her face looks funny, but she is nice to pet when I need a friend besides my book characters.


Horseback Riding

While most people are yuppies living in the suburbs or just your average Joe living in town, I do have access to horses since I live in the country. Horse riding is a good way to see the world outside, and horses are good listeners. They are easy to talk to. Believe me, I know because I shared a secret about my crush with my sister’s horse that I was riding on Sunday. Horse riding also helps take your mind off of other things weighing on you. 



I know lots of people hate reading, and if they do it’s because they are forced to do so, but reading has been proven to reduce stress. According to a study done by Monday, “Stress levels were shown to be reduced by 68 percent after reading. While your brain is engaged in the story, your heart rate slows down and muscles relax.” When I read, it really helps me get out of reality and sometimes helps me spark ideas for my own works.



As a Christan, I do a lot of this when times get hard for me especially in 2020 I’ve found myself doing more of this or asking other people to pray about something with me. Prayer really helps relieve stress because when you pray God listens to our prayers and even if he don’t answer right away he still cares. So it doesn’t matter if you worship God, Allah, or multiple Gods whoever you worship will listen to you because they love you and want what’s best for you.

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