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50 Things To Do When You're Stressed

By: Sarah Hardy


As we enter into a new school year, things are looking pretty different for most of us. While this can lead to extra stress, I’ve created a list of 50 things you can do this semester to ease your stress levels! While this isn’t exhaustive, you can print it out and check off the things that you do, or maybe even find something new you have never thought of before! Bonus, most of these can be done through social distancing :)

  1. Read a book

  2. Do a face mask

  3. Take a bath

  4. Take a shower

  5. Bake cookies!

  6. Nap

  7. Watch a movie

  8. Watch a TV show

  9. Go for a walk

  10. Hammock

  11. Go to the beach

  12. Pet an animal

  13. Hug a friend (safely)

  14. Hug a tree

  15. Paint

  16. Clean

  17. Color

  18. Go shopping

  19. Go online shopping

  20. Look through photos

  21. Play an instrument

  22. Listen to music

  23. Cry

  24. Call your parents

  25. Play a sport

  26. Work out

  27. Puzzle

  28. Do yoga

  29. Dance

  30. Drink water

  31. Buy a plant

  32. Listen to a podcast

  33. Draw

  34. Call a friend

  35. Have a pillow fight

  36. Write a letter to your future self

  37. Write a letter to your grandparents

  38. Do your nails

  39. Dye your hair

  40. Cut your hair

  41. Make weird noises

  42. Scream

  43. Play a board game

  44. Teach yourself a magic trick

  45. Rearrange your room

  46. Make paper airplanes

  47. Use aromatherapy

  48. Play video games

  49. Play with makeup

  50. Buy fun stickers for your laptop/water bottle

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