Next time you feel the tension creep in, consider trying one of these tactics to keep it at bay.  Or, better yet, plan some of these in advance to try to keep stress from coming.  If nothing else at least you’ll know you have something stress-free to look forward to.

·         An after dinner drink

·         Hot sauna

·         Coffee or tea  with friends

·         Massage

·         A brisk winter walk to wake up the mind and reinvigorate you

·         Soak your feet in warm water with good smelling salts

·         Make yourself laugh

·         Enjoy and make note of happy moments and tasks that make you feel good

·         Make fun plans with friends