24 Ways to Manage Stress

7. Take a nap.

Taking a nap during the day from 15 minutes to an hour and a half can be good for you. Do not start sleeping all day. Sleeping a short amount of time during the day can improve your memory, and boost your energy and creativity. Taking a nap in short periods can be just as restful as a nights worth of sleep. If you take a nap make sure not to do it late in the day, after 3 pm I seem to wake up cranky.

8. Learn to meditate.

If you want to learn how to meditate, you should find an expert to show you the basics. Yoga Body and Mind Handbook: Easy Poses, Guided Meditations, Perfect Peace Wherever You Are I got into meditating by this book, it is directed to help beginners get their foot in the door in meditating. You will have a difficult time meditating at first, but I recommend this comfy portable meditation chair. Relaxing Buddha Meditation and Yoga Chair.

Protip: If meditating causes you more stress then relaxation then scrap the whole idea.