What are the best resources to deal with stress?

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    #1Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness meditation for everyday life

    Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness meditation for everyday life
    If you want to learn how to meditate. This is the only book that you need to take your first steps. It is short and easy to read. A real classic for beginners.
    Books

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    Eric Hayes
    Written on February 20, 2017
    "We could all stand to chill out a bit. And this author had come highly recommended as a mindfulness guru. But though I enjoyed the book, I didn't feel as if I came away with practices of mindfulness or techniques to calm down when I'm feeling anxious. He's better at emphasizing the importance of mindfulness than he is at encouraging practices of mindfulness in readers. "
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    #2Peace Is Every Step

    Peace Is Every Step

    Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life is a spiritual book written by Zen master and spiritual leader Thich Nhat Hanh. This Buddhism book was published in 1990 by Bantam. 

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    William Sanchez
    Written on January 3, 2017
    "This book as made such a difference in my life. I'm so stressed with my job and have lots of anxiety about my ability to do my job, which is why I got this book. The meditations in the book are easy to use and incorporate into my daily life. I feel like this book has really made a difference in how I feel. "
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    #3Louise Hay - 40 mins everyday to CHANGE your life FOREVER - guided meditation

    Louise Hay - 40 mins everyday to CHANGE your life FOREVER - guided meditation
    Louise Hay combines meditation with self-esteem in this guided meditation that will help you to love yourself just the way you are.
    Videos

    Free

    Charles Webb
    Written on February 10, 2017
    "I was someone who would get stressed out very easily. I was looking on youtube for ways to reduce my stress levels and came across this Louise Hay video. After listening to it throughout the week I found that I was able to stay relaxed a lot more and reduce my stress levels over time."
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    #4Tiny Buddha

    Tiny Buddha

    Tiny Buddha is one of the most popular self-improvement websites. It has a category dedicated to mindfulness and meditation. You'll find articles, guides, and other interesting information.

    Websites

    Free

    Raúl Hernández
    Written on February 3, 2017
    "I was looking for help with the high levels of stress I deal with on a daily basis. I found "Tiny Buddha" very helpful, with their tips on how to use mindfulness, worry less and live in the moment kind of advice that I can apply."
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    #5Stress Management - Mind Tools Blog

    Stress Management - Mind Tools Blog
    Stress Management is a special section of Mind Tools Blog that offers you a lot of solutions and strategies. This tips will help you to reduce your stress, relax and learn to cope.
    Websites

    Free

    Reyansh Singh
    Written on January 4, 2017
    "This works great.it helped me to find my stress triggers. It gave me ideas on ways to deal with the stress I was going through, and gave the tools I need to succeed. It has been a life changer."
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    #630 Days Fitness Challenges

    30 Days Fitness Challenges

    A 30-day fitness challenge is a great way to stay in shape, tone up your body, learn new exercise techniques and do something new and exciting each and every month. 

    Websites

    $5- per challenge

    Tammy Wheeler
    Written on May 23, 2017
    "Great guide for motivating people to stay fit and healthy and achieve fitness goals. The 30 day challenge seemed a bit unrealistic but I husband tried it out and it helped him a great deal. The advice and tips are realistic and attainable. It's almost like having your own personal trainer guiding you. "
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    #7Karisma Kidz Moodville

    Karisma Kidz Moodville
    Karisma Kidz Moodville is a game that teaches children how to control or deal with our emotions. The children will learn a lot about anger, sadness, fear or loss while having fun.
    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with micropayments

    Ernesto Francisco
    Written on February 8, 2017
    "This app might be a fun game for little kids, but it seems kind of childish for anyone else. Most kids already have a good idea bout their emotions, they don't really need an app to teach them, unless they're really little, maybe, or maybe young kids with trouble accessing their emotions, like kids with autism, might find this helpful. It's not for me, though."
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    #8Broforce

    Broforce

    Broforce is a run-and-gun platform video game released on 15 October 2015 with up to four players cooperatively playing against enemies. It is developed by Free Lives and published by Devolver Digital.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Mac

    $14.99

    Christian Jones
    Written on January 11, 2017
    "Who's not stressed nowadays?! And what's better than some "sane" destruction to relieve our levels of stress? Broforce is a game in which you must destroy everything you find on your path: it's funny and addicting too but, mostly, a magic hand against the stress! :)"
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    #9Perfect

    Perfect
    A pretty and enjoyable game that needs more content. In this game you only need to sit, relax and meditate. Literally.
    Games

    Windows

    $9.99

    Enrique Vega
    Written on March 15, 2017
    "Perfect lives up to its name as it was the perfect stress reliever! Outside of actually traveling and visiting the real locations, this was an ideal getaway of the mind. I was able to let go of my stresses and feel like I was on vacation!"
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    #10Mindfulness Relaxing Music for Stress Relief

    Mindfulness Relaxing Music for Stress Relief
    3 hours of background music that will help you to sleep, heal your emotions, relax, study, focus, and even perhaps take over the world.
    Websites

    Free

    Henry Gutierrez
    Written on February 14, 2017
    "This is so beneficial to me in so many different areas. This can be used while I'm working as background noise to keep myself calm, to wind down at the end of the night, and "as needed" whenever a stressful moment strikes. It helps to leave it in the background, or to zone out into the beautiful photo provided."
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    #11ABZÛ

    ABZÛ

    Are you having a bad day or just need to get away from your stressful life? Play this game. You'll be relaxed in an aquatic environment with zen spots distributed along the adventure.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $19.99

    Willie Brewer
    Written on January 15, 2017
    "This website presents various steam games that I can download and play to relieve my stress. ABZU is the featured game that presents a beautiful and relaxing ocean diving quest that has also has some adventure and danger to quicken the pace."
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    #1210% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works - A True Story

    10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works - A True Story
    10% Happier is a weird spiritual book because its author is someone who doesnt believe in "spiritual stuff". Its serious and mocking at the same time, and perhaps thats the key of its success.
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    Mark Mendoza
    Written on February 7, 2017
    "I did not enjoy this book at all. I think the author is a pompous blowhard who's just trying to make easy money. I did not find it useful and if anything it made me more stressed out because I wasted the money on the book."
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    #13PAUSE - Relaxation at your fingertip

    PAUSE - Relaxation at your fingertip
    Mobile app for Android and iOS based on the ancient principles of Tai Chi and mindfulness practice, and a unique patent-pending approach.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Johnny Allen
    Written on February 2, 2017
    "Pause is an app you can download for $1.99. It offers a time out so to speak where you can quiet you mind. You can follow trails with your finger or a big ball of sorts swirling about. Great for Meditative Mindful practice. "
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    #14Relaxing Sleep Music: Deep Sleeping Music

    Relaxing Sleep Music: Deep Sleeping Music
    Relaxing sleep music for deep sleeping and stress relief. Fall asleep to beautiful nature videos and use the relaxing music as sleeping music, soothing meditation music, relaxation music, study music and more.
    Videos

    Free

    Samuel Meza
    Written on February 11, 2017
    "I actually use this every night. If you are like me and cant calm down or sleep with the television on but needs something to calm/ get you outta your head while trying to destress, this does the trick. I feel like an infant listening to lullabies with this music. Its cool"
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    #15Relax Melodies

    Relax Melodies

    Sleep problems? Insomnia? This app will help you fall asleep very quickly: it has over 50 sounds that you can combine for a restful sleep, and you will be able to discover new sounds and share your favorite ones. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Anthony Weber
    Written on January 20, 2017
    "I've never tried sound based sleep aids, but this app has really made me into a believer. It's user friendly, specifically designed for customization and combines various types of sound, with meditation programs for maximum effect. The paid version is also well worth the upgrade. "
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    #16The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook

    The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook
    A truly classic in the "stress management" sub-genre. But remember: this workbook will only work if you put daily effort on it, even if its sometimes you think that there isnt any improvement at all.
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    William Munoz
    Written on January 24, 2017
    "This book has changed my life! I used to be so stressed at work and home and trying to balance the two, but this book has offered me multiple different ways to try and manage that workload and how to reduce stress. I DEFINITELY recommend this book!"
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    #17Darkest Dungeon

    Darkest Dungeon

    Darkest Dungeon is a Lovecraftian dungeon crawler RPG game in which the most dangerous enemy is the madness that can grow on your team's mind. It features tons of dungeon challenges that randomly appear. It was developed and published by Red Hook Studios.

    Games

    Windows, Nintendo Switch, iOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac

    $24.99

    Donald Curtis
    Written on January 8, 2017
    "This game is a great time-killer. I was recommended this game by a friend who said he uses it to deal with stress. I understand his point: there's a lot of combat in this game. Sometimes, I even pretend my enemies are my supervisor and that makes me feel pretty good. Overall, I'd recommend this game as a good game to play in short bursts to make you feel good. "
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    #18Tony Robbins: How to deal with STRESS and DEPRESSION - #MentorMeTony

    Tony Robbins: How to deal with STRESS and DEPRESSION - #MentorMeTony
    With over 30 years of life coaching experience, Tony Robbins is the go-to guy for all things life changing or what we believe to be unchangeable.
    Videos

    Free

    Eva Tang
    Written on April 20, 2017
    "This costs money. He's been doing this for years. His advice is the same as Trump's, ie: make more money and you'll be happier, and it works, but may not be practical, for the average run of the mill, common person."
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    #19SOMA

    SOMA

    SOMA is a horror sci-fi themed game developed and published by Frictional Games and was released in 2015. SOMA can be played on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers, and on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux, GOG

    $29.99

    Jesse Contreras
    Written on May 16, 2017
    "SOMA is definitely an above-average game, but for those who have problems dealing with stress, it will really not help you, and will, in fact, probably do the exact opposite. It's sort of a psychological horror game. If you are looking to de-stress, I really would not recommend it as a viable option, it will just occupy your thoughts and increase your anxieties."
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    #20DSSY Stress Spinner Fidget

    DSSY Stress Spinner Fidget

    Tri-spinner fidget toy hand spinner camouflage, stress reducer relieve anxiety. Cool rainbow/multicolor color, shiny in the sunshine.

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    Walter Flores
    Written on September 26, 2017
    "These fidget spinners have been everywhere. I really like this one and though I was apprehensive to get one when people first started using them, I finally had to admit that they do help with my stress. I think it is a novel way to make life a little more lighthearted. I definitely recommend this solution."
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    #21ZekPro Anti-Anxiety 360 Spinner

    ZekPro Anti-Anxiety 360 Spinner

    The Official Anti-Anxiety 360 Spinner with Ebook [Titanium Alloy] helps focusing and spins over 4 Min - Fidget Toys [3D Figit] for kids stress reduce ADHD anxiety steel bearing (Black & Blue).

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    Kevin Ford
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "These fidget spinners are a great way for kids with ADHD to keep there attention in one place and get rid of some of that anxiety that they have I would highly recommend that you get one."
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    #228fit

    8fit
    8fit takes the work out of healthy living. It delivers results through tailored, easy to follow meal plans and workouts created by expert trainers. It teaches you how to lose weight with a healthy diet and workout routines.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Philip Webb
    Written on March 21, 2017
    "8fit - Workout & Meal Planner lets you have access to various work out routines and also helps you plan meals. It is a great app for someone who wants to stay fit and get in shape. It is something that has really helped me stay organized while trying to lose weight and eat healthier"
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    #23Stress Relief - A Spotify Playlist

    Stress Relief - A Spotify Playlist
    "Stress Relief" is a Spotify Playlist with plenty of songs that will help you to reduce your stress and anxiety.
    Websites

    Free- You need a Spotify account

    Kevin Ruiz
    Written on April 3, 2017
    "I was looking for some music to deal with stress and this spotify play list looked like it might be the answer. Clicking on it brings you to a page with just one picture in the middle...an album cover looking graphic. However, at this point, my stress was not relieved as I could find no way to play or listen to the music. I looked for a play button, to no avail, and eventually gave up looking for other options to sooth my aching soul."
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    #24Maxboost Tri-Spinner Fidget

    Maxboost Tri-Spinner Fidget

    The durable Maxboost fidget tri-spinner is designed to relieve your everyday stress, help quit your bad habits and help keep you awake. Choose to spin in your hand or on the table. Ergonomic curved shape designed for comfort and long-term usage. Put your worries away and keep yourself focused at school, work or home. Featuring ceramic bearings that allow for an ultra smooth spin. Fits right in your palm, allowing you to easily carry it wherever you go.

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    Kyle Tran
    Written on September 25, 2017
    "For a long time I had been looking for something to help my relax and reduce some of the stress of the work day. I'd tried everything from stress balls to more meditation, but nothing worked. The Maxboost Tri-spinner fidget has been just what I needed to calm and deal with stress. MAxboost is high quality and good build that works great."

Summary

Best What are the best resources to deal with stress
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness meditation for everyday lifeBooks 22 Paid
2Peace Is Every StepBooks 21 Paid
3Louise Hay - 40 mins everyday to CHANGE your life FOREVER - guided meditationVideos 18 Free
4Tiny BuddhaWebsites 15 Free
5Stress Management - Mind Tools BlogWebsites 12 Free
630 Days Fitness ChallengesWebsites 11 Paid
7Karisma Kidz MoodvilleApps 10 Free
8BroforceGames 9 Paid
9PerfectGames 9 Paid
10Mindfulness Relaxing Music for Stress ReliefWebsites 8 Free
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