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We all get stressed. If you’re stressing right now, our current change in lifestyle may have something to do with it, but there may be a million reasons why we feel this way. The good news is there are some simple ways you can help alleviate the tension. Here are four to consider…

Talk to someone: Sometimes you just need an information download. Keeping your emotions all bottled up can be uncomfortable. A quick FaceTime with your mom or your BFF might be all you need to lift the tension you’re dealing with.

Have a good laugh: If it sounds too easy, it’s because it is. Laughing releases endorphins that can improve your mood and will also put you in a good head space. There’s no better way to feel relaxed than some big laughs.

Work up a good sweat: I never thought I’d say this, but I really miss the gym. I think I’ve gained about 5 pounds during the quarantine so far. But working out has more advantages than just maintaining your weight. Like laughing, exercise will release endorphins that will improve your mood. A quick walk around the block will get your blood flowing and make you feel good.

Shutdown all the electronics: Chances are you’re around devices of some sort most of the time, so take some time and disconnect. With a lot of us working from home right now, it can be really easy to spend too much time staring at screens. Find some things to do in your backyard or around the house and let those electronics rest.

Article contributed in part by John Pettit, CUInsight