5 Ways to Reduce Stress Naturally

Talk to the plant

Don’t tell your stress demons to ‘talk to the hand’ — tell them to ‘talk to the plant’! Have some small, low-maintenance houseplants at work and at home. When the stressors mount, go look at your plant(s) to admire their symmetry and function. Rejoice in the beauty and profound mystery of life itself, as you water and tend to your plant. Sure it sounds silly, but recent surveys show that 67 percent of all successful CEOs keep a special plant in their office to contemplate when they are feeling particularly stressed. If it works for Big Business, it can work for you.