20 Cheap and Free Ways to Get Happy When You’re Stressed

get happy when you're feeling stressed

We’ve all been there…whether the kids are driving you crazy, an unexpected bill arrives in the mail, or the car breaks down at the worst possible moment, stress happens.

The environment here at FatWallet is one where we work hard and play hard. Some people think we play all the time (and judging from the videos like Segway skiing, rocket day, bean bag diving, and spaghetti eating contests on our YouTube channel it’s no wonder. Especially when you mix in monthly game days, exercise equipment, a massage chair, pool tables etc, but it’s the exact opposite.

But we do work hard! Very Hard.

We are committed to making FatWallet the best place online to find coupons, deals, and cash back and making our customers the most loyal raving fans on the planet. We’re always one-upping ourselves, setting bigger goals, and scouting out new frontiers to conquer. And with that comes stress.

So I asked our readers, employees, twitter followers, and Facebook fans what they do to get happy when they’re feeling stressed.

“You Said It!” FatWallet Reader’s Share their Tips for Reducing Stress

  1. CLEAN! Then have a drink =)
  2. Take a nap
  3. Eat (Chocolate among the top responses…not surprising.)
  4. Exercise
  5. Listen to music
  6. Take a drive with the windows or convertible top down
  7. Have some alone time
  8. Go shopping
  9. Pray
  10. Find something to laugh about
  11. Play with the kids
  12. Call a loved one
  13. Take a walk
  14. Read a book
  15. Watch a movie
  16. Go for a bike ride
  17. Go for a run
  18. Drink (Coffee, beer, wine, alcohol among the top responses.)
  19. Write
  20. Play with a pet

Well aren’t you all a brilliant bunch!

So when you feel like stress is getting the best of you what do you do?

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