Just like Death and Taxes, another certainty in life is Stress. But unlike death and taxes, stress happens on a much more frequent basis. Luckily, there are plenty of ways you can reduce stress from the comfort of your home.

Best Ways to Reduce Stress at Home

We all have to deal with stress from time to time. Whether it’s because of work, school, family, relationships, or a combination of any of the above, stress can be difficult to manage. Of course, there are a multitude of health and wellness guru’s out there constantly proclaiming that they have the answer.

“Quick and Easy Ways to Melt Your Stress Away!”

“Instantly Relieve Stress Now!”

“The Secret to a Stress-Free Life!”

Take a quick scroll through Instagram and you’ll find any number of these statements. And, in fairness, there are ways that you can relieve stress. Some of them involve a lot of time, effort, and money, but others are practically free.

Today, I’m sharing some of the best ways to reduce stress right at home.

5 Ways to Reduce Stress at Home

1. Play Games Online

One of the biggest tips people give for reducing stress involves staying off social media. Which is true! But not everything you do online has a negative impact. Playing games online can actually be an incredibly beneficial way of dealing with your stress levels.

And no matter what you’re into, you can find something you’ll love on plays.org.

Personally, I love playing Word Games online as well as logic games such as Mahjong and Sodoku. If you’ve never played, Sodoku is fairly difficult (at least for me!), but luckily you can choose your difficulty level.

Reduce stress with online games
Reduce Stress with Sodoku

Related Read: Word Games Are More Than Just Fun, They’re Good For Your Mental Health

2. Listen to Music

Plenty of research suggests that listening to music can help relieve stress and even physical pain! Since music can have a strong impact on our mood, that’s not surprising. Of course, you can listen to whatever type of music you’re most drawn to, but certain kinds of music may be most helpful.

Soothing music with slower tempos, for instance, can help promote relaxation. Upbeat, pop songs, though, can make you feel happier. And if you want to dance, even better!  

3. Color

Adult coloring books are popular, and for good reason. Coloring is a simple and fun way to reduce stress!

Personally, there’s something about coloring that makes me feel calmer and more at ease. It’s been suggested that coloring can have an effect similar to meditating. Coloring requires you to focus which can put you in a state of mindfulness. Plus, you’re not thinking about anything stressful, making it perfect for anyone with anxiety.   

4. Take a Walk

Now that the weather is getting warmer, this is a perfect activity for stress relief. Tips for reducing stress, anxiety, and depression always include some form of “exercise and eat healthier,” and for good reason.

Exercising releases certain feel-good chemicals in your body that can elevate your mood. Being outside, especially in the sun, does too. So, taking a walk outside is an easy and effective way of helping ease your stress levels.

Now that the weather is getting warmer, this is a perfect activity for stress relief. Tips for reducing stress, anxiety, and depression always include some form of “exercise and eat healthier,” and for good reason.

Exercising releases certain feel-good chemicals in your body that can elevate your mood. Being outside, especially in the sun, does too. So, taking a walk outside is an easy and effective way of helping ease your stress levels.

Related Read: How to Improve Your Mental Health with Exercise

5. Re-Watch Favorite Movies

We all have certain “comfort movies”—those feel-good rom-coms or laugh-out-loud comedies that we watch over and over again. One easy way you can reduce stress at home is to re-watch one of those films.

Watching a movie you already know and love is relaxing, especially when you’re stressed. That’s because familiar movies are calming. You already know what happens and how watching it makes you feel, which can provide a sense of safety.

5 Simple Ways to Reduce Stress at Home Pin

It’s normal to feel stressed and overwhelmed at times. And while these are some simple ways to reduce stress at home, it can be hard to motivate yourself to do so. Still, if you’re having a difficult day (or week, or month, or year), it’s worth it to give these a shot.

How do you like to reduce stress at home? Let me know in the comments below!

14 Comments

  1. avatar
    Jodie | That Happy Reader says:

    These are all great suggestions! For me, it’s taking a walk and listening to music or an audiobook. Thanks for sharing.

    1. avatar

      Those are great options too – thanks for sharing!

  2. avatar

    Taking a walk really helps us!

    1. avatar

      So glad to hear that!

  3. avatar

    Music is a great stress reliever for me even though sometimes in the moment I forget, until I put it on and my body relaxes. I also enjoy yoga and running. I’ve tried colouring on and off but never git into the habit and I’m not much of a gamer, but id like to explore new options and I do enjoy word games.

    1. avatar

      So many people love yoga – personally, I always find it stressful because I don’t bend that way!

  4. avatar
    ellegracedeveson says:

    You’ve shared some great tips here lovely. A really good way to help me relieve stress is listening to music, it calms me almost instantly and really helps to take me away from my stresses even if it’s only for a little while. Thank you so much for sharing this with us, you’ve given some great advice! Xo

    Elle – ellegracedeveson.com

    1. avatar

      So many people feel that way – I personally find coloring and taking a walk really calming.

  5. avatar

    Usually music and watching movies makes me relax I cannot go wrong with these two and of course a cup of hot tea or coffee.

    1. avatar

      Yes, hot tea or coffee can be incredibly soothing – or a cup of hot cocoa!

  6. avatar

    These are excellent suggestions for relieving stress! My go-to will always be reading, but I also enjoying coloring while watching a show, doing yoga, and sometimes even baking! I gotta start playing some online games. I’m always terrible at those (except for Wordle and Taylor Swift Heardle, which I play daily haha)

    1. avatar

      Taylor Swift Heardle? I’ll need to look that one up too!

  7. avatar

    My main way of reducing stress is Yoga but I also LOVE gaming and will get on Red Dead Redemption when I’m really feeling it x

    1. avatar

      Oh, interesting, I haven’t heard of that one before!

Let me know your thoughts!

avatar
About Author

30ish Lifestyle blogger, relationship "expert," and modern-day agony aunt.
Sometimes humorous, always honest.

%d bloggers like this: