We all know what it is like to feel stressed. It is normal to hear other people saying “I feel so stressed” or “today is so stressful” on a regular, but how can you actually de-stress?

Check out 15 methods that will help you to cope with stress.

  1. Say ‘no’ whenever you want to – and don’t feel guilty about it.
  2. De-clutter your home (or at least your bedroom.)
  3. Make sure you have some ‘you-time’ every day.
  4. Reflect on all of your achievements.
  5. Try to be more optimistic. No-one is born either pessimistic or optimistic; how you choose to view the world is your choice.
  6. Read a new book in bed.
  7. Always look out for the silver lining.
  8. Repair or replace all of the things in your life that are broken.
  9. Don’t try to ‘fix’ damaged people.
  10. Do whatever it is you’re putting off today. Even better, do it right now!
  11. Watch a comedy podcast.
  12. Stop saying negative things to yourself.
  13. Look at the situation from a different perspective.
  14. Accept support that other people offer you – don’t push them away.
  15. Smile at strangers… and friends… and yourself in the mirror!


  1. Isabella · March 11, 2016

    15 really encouraging and comforting sentences:-)

    Liked by 1 person

    • The Twentysomething Social Recluse · March 12, 2016

      Thank you Isabella! 🙂 X

      Liked by 1 person

      • Isabella · March 12, 2016

        You are more than welcome:-) X

        Liked by 1 person

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