12 Tips to Relieve Stress for Children and Adults
When you get that “stressed out” feeling, why not try:
Deep breathing / Muscle Relaxation
Meditation / Praying
Listening to relaxing music, or your favorite music
Exercising (stretch, walk, run, swim, bike)
Playing with your pet
Closing your eyes and recalling a fond memory
Developing a sense of humor
Eating healthy food
Making a list to help yourself get organized
Taking a warm bath
Making time to have fun
These are some suggestions from a great book called Ready… Set… R.E.L.A.X.: A Research Based Program of Relaxation, Learning and Self Esteem for Children by Jeffrey S. Allen, M.Ed. and Roger J. Klein, Psy.D.
I would also add – practice yoga. Give them a try.