There are some basic things we can do to help alleviate stress in our lives.
Get regular exercise.
Exercise can help boost your mood and improve your health. It makes you more resilient in coping with stress. While 30 minutes of walking per day is a pretty standard recommendation to help alleviate stress, it’s not for everyone.
Be sure to find an exercise regimen that works for you. This might be lifting weights or riding a bike, or something that also has a social component, like team sports or a workout class.
Having a consistent sleep schedule is key - pick a bedtime and wake time and do your best to stick to them every day.
If you have trouble falling asleep it can be helpful to warm the body’s core temperature by taking a hot shower or bath or drinking warm milk or an herbal (uncaffeinated) tea. There are also breathing exercises geared toward sleep, such as progressive muscle relaxation. Don’t keep your phone within arm’s reach of your bed, and turn off blue lights one hour before bed. Instead of looking at a screen, try reading a book, writing in a journal, or listening to calming peaceful music.