Relating to others can be a de-stressor
Who are the people in your life that you enjoy being with? Call those people. Arrange a visit. Visits with friends in difficult times are relaxing. Even if you don't talk about what's troubling, it is still helpful, just spending time with a friend. It doesn't have to be an elaborate arrangement. It can be simple, like meeting for coffee, or taking a walk together. Make it easy for both of you. But, make a point, to see those people who boost your positive energy, with whom you feel comfortable, who you genuinely like. Friends can help you reduce your stress.
Feeling liked and accepted is stress reducing.
Laughter is the best medicine, as the saying goes and it is good for lowering stress - which may help prevent the need for medicine!
If you neglect coping with the stress itself, the detrimental effects can be cumulative. Interrupt the hassles, upsets, fears, and pressures with some time hanging out with friends and then give yourself an extra boost by being grateful for them. You will feel rejuvenated.
Hugs: Give and get them; affection is relaxing.
Forgiveness and, if possible, coming to a resolution in disputes with others reduces the
stress of disappointment and resentment that you may harbor in your relationships with others.
"Some of your greatest pleasures in life and some of your worst experiences in life involve relationships. Few things can lift your spirits like being with someone you love. Few things are more damaging to your spirit than relationships that bring constant tension and strife."---Adrenal Recovery Kit by Ortho Moleculars.
Let your time with your dear ones leave your mind as quiet as a still lake.