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Elizabeth Scott, M.S.

Fun New Tools For Stress Relief

By February 2, 2012

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Recently, a reader from the About Stress Management Facebook Page made an observation that many people feel, that altering thought patterns to reduce stress can be very challenging. She's right. But while stress management can sometimes be a challenge, it can also be fun! This blog brings some fun new tools you can use to relieve stress, as well as some great suggestions from other readers on how to have fun. Share your thoughts, and join us on Facebook (don't forget to "like") and Twitter for more interesting conversations.

Pinterest For Stress Management
I recently discovered the website Pinterest, and found it to be a great tool for those seeking stress relief, social connection, and even increased productivity. (Who knew!) If you're new to Pinterest (or if you're already a fan and haven't been using it for stress relief yet), here are some tips you can use.

Your Playlist Can Change Your Life
I recently read a book on the use of music for stress relief. While I've been an enthusiastic proponent for this great stress relief tool already, I was thoroughly impressed by the book and what it brings to the table for the average person seeking to maximize their experience and minimize stress. See why I heartily recommend this read (which you'll be hearing about some more in coming weeks), and see what you can do now for stress management with music.

Laugh More And Have Fun
It's important to let loose and have some fun, not only for the sake of enjoying life, but for balance and stress relief. Here are some of the best ways to use fun as a stress reliever.

What's Your Favorite Hobby for Stress Relief?
This is one of my more popular reader response articles--I have over 70 suggestions from readers regarding their favorite ways to have fun. While many of them may not be for you, some of these suggestions can bring a smile to your face and a sigh of contentment. If you have a favorite strategy to share, by all means, submit it to the group and give someone else a smile!

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