Hello Friday! Link Roundup – Stress Relief Tips

If you are anything like me, you’ll be working on your taxes this weekend. Yes, I waited until the last possible minute. Please tell me I’m not the only one!

1040 income tax return

I can’t really think of anything less pleasant or more anxiety inducing tax time, but I was determined not to stress too much this year. So I searched out some ways to get my zen on.

I have a bad habit of snacking when I’m stressed, so I was happy to learn about these 12 healthy foods that help you relax!

green tea with honey and dark chocolateI love to relax with a cup of hot tea. Chocolate doesn’t hurt either!

Have you reached your boiling point? Try one of these 10 on-the-spot relaxation techniques.

Have you heard of laugh therapy?

Sometimes a few minutes of distraction helps calm my nerves. Here’s how to make your own stress ball.

Take a hot shower or bath and wash away your troubles. Use your favorite salt or sugar scrub, or try making this DIY Lemon and Thyme Scrub.

DIY lemon thyme scrubI’ve got my scrub ingredients ready to go!

A massage would be nice, but my pennies are going to the IRS. I’m going to save my money and try this foam roller massage instead.

Don’t have a foam roller? Try a tennis ball massage.

Before you get in bed tonight, clear your mind and let go of your problems. And try these stretches to help you sleep better tonight.

How do you relax when you are working on a stressful activity?

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