12 MORE Free and Easy Ways to Reduce Stress

Last week, I gave you 25 suggestions for reducing stress. Then, I asked my social media readers what they do to reduce stress. Boy did I get a lot of great ideas that I had not mentioned in my original post!

So, without further ado, here are twelve more free and easy ways to reduce stress.

Sewing and Creating Crafts

Joyce says, that she “inherited” a lot of fabric. So, she likes to start a project or find some ideas to sew and create. She also enjoys sitting down to her piano and playing one favorite song after the other.  

Jigsaw puzzles

Puzzles do the trick for Tracey. She’s also thinking about getting a therapy cat after recently experiencing how calming it was to pet an animal.

Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay


Kathy had a great analogy. “I know people will think this is crazy but ironing relax’s me. I think it is because when I cant straighten anything else out I can fix the wrinkles.” I’m dropping my wrinkled items off at her house next week to help her stay happy. That’s what friends do. Right?

Walking the dog … or not

 While some favored walking the dogs, others said it was actually more invigorating to walk without the pets

Image by Rudy Anderson from Pixabay

Playing with the kids

Playing with her kids helps Staci remember to relax and laugh.

Talking with Friends

Charissa reaches out to friends for a cheery chat when she needs a boost.


Ellen may be great with plants, but adds that just any digging in the dirt is good for her.

Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay


 Donna says that exercise could change your outlook on life.

Meditation (while barefoot!)

JoyAnn advises meditation preferably while in the grass and barefoot.

Seeing wildlife and the grandkids

Karen’s perfect trio is, “Taking a walk and watching wildlife, seeing my grandkids, and always petting my dog!”

Being in nature

Autumn enjoys the sounds of nature while sitting outside and closing her eyes.

A bonfire

Finally, I love Alexis’ idea of Bonfires – especially if I could add Jen’s favorite stress buster: chocolate!

Your turn!

What is your favorite way to reduce stress? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

2 thoughts on “12 MORE Free and Easy Ways to Reduce Stress”

  1. I adore taking pictures. Nature, cityscape, or still life in my craft space, doesn’t matter to me. It’s the act of finding the image that works for me

    • Taking pictures is a GREAT idea! My husband and 15 year old son are the photographers in the family. When you posted this suggestion I realized that taking photos is truly an art form for them as well as part of their love language. Thank you!


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