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5 All-natural ways to reduce stress

There are a thousand reasons we can think of to explain why we are worried, stressed or anxious. Thankfully, there are plenty of all-natural ways to reduce stress that we can incorporate into our daily rituals that will help alleviate those feelings and contribute to a happy, healthy lifestyle. As a disclaimer, you should always consult with your physician regarding mental health concerns. This list will cover how to reduce stress and anxiety through simple and natural methods.


  • Exercise. Moving your body is one of the quickest ways to reduce stress. When you exercise, your body releases feel-good hormones called endorphins that act as an immediate mood-booster. This can also improve the quality of your sleep and overall confidence. Try yoga for the ultimate stress-reducer.
  • Spend time outside. Being outside can help you recharge and clear your mind. Even if all you have is a small porch, you can still breathe in fresh air and tune into the sights, sounds, and smells around you. Go for a walk, take a hike or try fishing. Nature has so many wonderful surprises if we just pay attention.
  • Reduce caffeine intake. Too much caffeine can increase anxiety. Consider cutting back if you find yourself feeling jittery and anxious throughout the day.
  • Laugh. Laughter is the best medicine! Not only does it relieve tension and reduce stress, but it’s one of the most fun ways to reduce stress. Try watching a funny movie or spend time with family and friends who make you laugh.
  • Listen to calming music. Music has the ability to affect our feelings and trigger emotions. Try listening to soothing nature sounds or slow-paced acoustic music to reduce blood pressure and stress hormones.

Now that you know how to reduce stress and anxiety in some all-natural ways, try them out next time you need a mood boost.


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Alycia Downs

Alycia Downs

Alycia Downs is a freelance content creator and avid sportsman who contributes to numerous publications promoting tourism, fishing, and outdoors. Alycia is a member of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association and is actively involved with conservation and fishing non-profit organizations. Visit her personal blog at tideandtale.com or on Instagram @tideandtale.