Stress is an unfortunate but often unavoidable side effect of our busy lives. Having on-hand methods for managing stress is a good way to combat its physical, mental, and emotional impact. You’ll find excellent advice to do just that on this year’s best stress relief blogs. They stand out for their active intention to educate, inspire, and empower people looking for stress relief.

Stress & Anxiety by Headspace

Those interested in trying meditation to relieve stress will find guidance at Headspace. There’s an app you can try, or sign up on the website to start meditating today. The blog also offers valuable information for finding relief. Recent posts cover happy, healthy relationships; tips for coping when politics are stressing you out; and guided walks designed to improve your day.

Auntie Stress

Marianna Paulson, or Auntie Stress to her clients and friends, draws from personal experience to help others learn to transform stress into greater well-being. Diagnosed at 19 with rheumatoid arthritis, she developed a pragmatic method of dealing with the ups and downs that’s proven to be helpful for others. Now a stress transformation coach and educator, she shares these time-tested tools and strategies designed to help people find more control and improve recovery from stressful states.

Stress to Strength

Anyone seeking tips and tricks for mastering stress will find great information here. The blog offers simple, actionable advice for reducing stress and dropping cortisol levels. Find self-care strategies, techniques, common causes, solutions, and tools, including an online stress test, plus much more.

How to Deal with Stress by Refinery29

Refinery29 maintains quite the library about stress and stress management. Various contributors share multiple techniques and strategies, the real impact of stress on your body and mind, and personal stories about dealing with stress in real life.


Designed to help people cope with the daily stress that comes our way, Mellowed features posts about mental health, stress management, anxiety, wellness, and more. Check out yoga mat reviews, mental health questions you’re probably scared to answer (but should anyway), three ways smiling can boost your mood, and eight kinds of meditation practices to try every day.

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Jessica Timmons has been a writer and editor for more than 10 years. She writes, edits, and consults for a great group of steady and growing clients as a work-at-home mom of four, squeezing in a side gig as a fitness co-director for a martial arts academy.