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April is Stress Awareness Month, but with everything going on, it feels like the entirety of 2020 should just be The Stress Awareness Year. So even though April doesn’t start for a few days, we’re getting a jump on it.
There are many different techniques to relieve stress, and different things work for different people.
Whether you’re experiencing worry, stress, or anxiety, hopefully there’s a blog on this list that can help.
The American Institute of Stress (AIS) is a nonprofit dedicated to “transforming stress through awareness, education, and collaboration.”
In addition to providing stress management tools and resources, AIS publishes stress management-related magazines, offers certifications for health care professionals, and regularly updates its blog. The blog mostly consists of stress relief-related posts from around the web.
Follow @aistress on Facebook.
The goal of Stress to Strength is “to help you discover your way out of the stress spiral with simple, sustainable, self-care techniques, tools, strategies and solutions.”
Stress to Strength is managed by Drs. John and Judy Hinwood, both former chiropractors and current leaders in stress management. Both are Fellows of the American Institute of Stress.
The site includes a stress test, free books, guided visualizations and meditations, and plenty of unique blog posts looking at different stress reduction techniques.
The team at Mellowed writes about “mental health, stress management, anxiety, wellness and everything else that plays a part in helping you live a life you enjoy.”
I recommend checking out the Reviews section for looks at stress relief products like apps, books, weighted blankets, and more. While the social media pages haven’t been updated in a while, make sure to check in regularly with the blog, which has new posts more often.
Here are a few great posts: The Ultimate Self-Care Checklist: 50+ Ideas for 2020 (*save some of these ideas for post-social-distancing life*); Mindful Walking 101: How to Get Started; and Headspace Review: Is it Worth Subscribing?
Follow @MellowedHQ on Facebook.
Henrik Edberg, a blogger and journalism major from Sweden, writes The Positivity Blog to discuss his passion for personal development. Through his own experiments, Edberg says he’s become more positive, confident, mindful, and productive.
The blog also has in-depth courses on self esteem, social skills, and de-stressing.
How to Let Go: 5 Steps to Move On and Feel Less Pain; 10 Simple Ways to Spread the Optimism and Positive Energy Starting Today; and How to Live a Happier Life: 3 Quick Things You Can Do Today have great, simple, actionable tips.
Follow @positivityblog on Twitter.
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Rocky Parker works in Audience Relations at PR Newswire. Check out her previous posts for Beyond Bylines and connect on LinkedIn. When she’s not working, Rocky typically can be found cooking, binge watching a new show, or playing with her puppy, Hudson.