March 21 - April 19
Meditate: A few minutes of practice per day can help ease anxiety.
Apr. 20 - May 20
Breathe Deeply: Take a 5 minute break and focus on your breathing. Slowing down your heart rate will lower your blood pressure.
May 21 - June 21
Be Present: Slow Down. Take 5 minutes and focus on only one behavior. When you spend time in the moment, you should feel less tense.
June 22 - July 22
Reaching Out: Your social network is one of your best tools for handling stress. Talk to others.
July 23 - Aug. 22
Decompress: Place a warm heat wrap around your neck and shoulders for 10 minutes. Close your eyes and relax your face, neck, upper chest and back muscles.
Aug. 23 - Sept. 22
Laugh Out Loud: A good belly laugh doesn't just lighten the load mentally, it also lowers your body's stress hormone and boosts your endorphins.
Sept. 23 - Oct. 22
Crank Up the Tunes: Listening to soothing music can lower blood pressure, heart rate and anxiety.
Oct. 23 - Nov. 21
Get Moving: All forms of exercise, including yoga and walking, can ease depression and anxiety. Go for a quick walk around the block or do some stretching exercises.
Nov. 22 - Dec. 21
Write: Sometimes, it helps to write about things that are bothering you. Talk out your feelings to get them off your chest.
Dec. 22 - Jan. 19
Take a Little Vacation: Do something you enjoy. You may feel that you're too busy to do these things, but taking time to relax may increase your productivity.
Jan. 20 - Feb. 18
Decorate with Lavender: This herb has a soothing scent that can lower your heart rate and blood pressure.
Feb. 19 - March 20
Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries: The mixture of Vitamin C from the berries can fight body-damaging free radicals and the dark chocolate may help reduce stress hormones like cortisol.