Hug a Dog - Petting your dog or cat boosts your mood and helps to lower your blood pressure
Stop and smell the flowers - Springtime gives us many fragrant flowers - daffoldils, hyacinths and lilies all are very fragrant flowers. Their scent can reduce stress and lift your spirits. There are some studies that show that a happy person has a 50 percent chance of living longer.
Use essential oils in your shower or bath - Bath bombs are not just for bath. put one in the corner of your shower and let the hot water create an aromatic steam while you shower. Some of the best oil blends to use for relaxation include lavendar, yland ylang, or any citrus scents.
Declutter your minds - Ruth Soukup, author of Declutering Your Home, Mind & Soul (Zondervan) says "The same way we've filled our homes with stuff we don't need, we've filled our minds with the stress of an over-stuffed schedule". Spring clean your schedule as well as your "stuff".
Meditate - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says that 18 million adults in the U.S. meditated last year. Take some time to clear your mind of the stresses of the day by meditating.
Color - That's right! Our kids do it and we did it as kids, so find a quiet spot, a fun coloring book (There are lots out there now and they can be found in any store from The Dollar Store to Amazon and beyond!) and your favorite crayons, markers, pens or colored pencil and just do it!
Mobile Zen - find an apps to help you find your center no matter where you are - Headspace turns your phone or tablet into a guided meditation station. Free at headspace.com. Meditation experts guide you through step-by-step course via Meditation Studio - $3 for Apple on the app store.
Get a Massage - studies have found that massage relaxes the central nervous system to help reduce stress. see amtamassage.org for more information on massage research
Get outside - Our grandparents were right about getting out in the fresh air. Don't let bad weather or a full schedule deter you. Even five minutes on a balcony or terrace can be rejuvenating to your soul. Listen to the birds, take in a few deep breaths and then get a fresh start on what you were doing.
Plan a reward - if you are having a stressful day at work plan a special reward for yourself at the end of the day. Plan a half hour to read a book or catch up on your favorite show. Schedule a relaxing bath or the hot shower with relaxing oils mentioned above. Remember that you need time to recharge and energize yourself. You'll be much better prepared to face another stressful day.