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The 10 Most Popular Ways to Destress

Exercise is my go-to destress strategy, and if my primary goal is reducing tension, I prefer to work out without a buddy. While being active works wonders for me, there are times when all I want to do is pour a glass of red wine and escape with a good book. You shared some excellent ideas when I asked how you tend to get rid of stress; here are the 10 most popular ways to find release.

  1. Massage
  2. Sleep
  3. Watch a favorite TV show
  4. Clean or organize
  5. Take a bath (glass of wine or champagne optional)

To see five more destress solutions,


  1. Write in a journal
  2. Drink a cup of tea
  3. Do something active: Take a walk, do yoga, go for a swim, or do high-impact cardio.
  4. Cook or bake something
  5. Hug someone


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