Ways to Relieve Stress

Posted by Sanjana Viswanathan

August 06, 2019 at 7:00 AM

ACT SAT Test Prep Stress Relief

We all know how stressful test prep can be. We have all been through it just thinking it is normal to be stressed during the process. While being stressed is nothing wrong, not handling it definitely is. You should find the key to the locked box called stress to help you be better prepared for tests in the short run and lead a healthy life in the long run.


Meditation brings short-term stress relief as well as lasting stress management benefits. There are many different forms of meditation to try–each one is unique and brings its own appeal.You might develop a mantra that you repeat in your mind as you take slow deep breaths. Or, you might take a few minutes to practice mindfulness, which involves being in the moment. Simply pay attention to what you see, hear, taste, touch, and smell.

Create Artwork

Getting in touch with your creative side may have been easy for you during childhood, but if you’ve lost touch with your penchant for artwork, it’s not too late to pick it up again. If you aren’t into drawing or painting, consider coloring in a coloring book. Research consistently shows that coloring can have a meditative effect. Adult coloring books have risen in popularity and for good reason—coloring can be a great stress reliever. There are even a ton of apps where you can just color random pictures. While all this might seem too childish, you might unknowingly find yourself enjoying it.

Make Time for Leisure Activities

Leisure activities can be a wonderful way to relieve stress.Yet, many people feel as though their lives are too busy for hobbies, games, or extra fun. But building time for activities you enjoy into your schedule could be key to helping you feel your best. And when you feel better, you’ll perform better, which means leisure time may make your work time more efficient. Whether you find joy in caring for a garden, playing tennis for hours or you like making quilts, hobbies and leisure are key to living your best life.

Practice Yoga

Yoga combines physical movement, meditation, light exercise, and controlled breathing—all of which provide excellent stress relief. And while you’re likely to reap immediate benefits from a single yoga session, you’re likely to receive long-term benefits if you incorporate it into your life in a consistent way. There are a variety of apps like Breath2relax and Headspace that guide you through the process of yoga, saving you time of even stepping outside of your house to go to classes.

Spend Time with Friends or Family… Even Your Dog Counts

While this is not a new idea, it is true that just spending time with others takes your mind off of stressful things and lets you enjoy the present. Whether you go out with friends or just stay home with your family or take your dog out for a walk, just taking the time out and enjoying your surroundings will help you clear your head.

Spending time with your family or friends would allow you to laugh and be happy. Laughter is a great stress reliever. Prepmedians provides you with the test prep videos that are entertaining and funny. It is meant for everyone to laugh while learning. Thus, Prepmedians is a way to relieve stress while learning!

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Posted by Sanjana Viswanathan

Sanjana scored in the 99th percentile on the ACT/SAT in high school and is currently studying Economics and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago. Fun Fact: I slipped and fell in my college campus 3 times within a day. (I really lack motor skills)