Stress Relief Tools

Stress Relief Tools & Strategies

Effective stress relief requires both a strategy and simple to implement tools.

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.

– William James

When it comes to stress relief tools and strategies, the good news is there are a lot of techniques to choose from. The bad news is there are a lot of techniques to choose from.

That’s right – the good news and the bad news is the same. Why do I say that? Because one size does not fit all when it comes to a technique or two that works for you. Therefore, you will need to experiment with different techniques to see which ones you find work best for you. And once you find a technique or two you like best, you will need to make it a habit to use this technique whenever you sense stress negatively taking over your mind and body. That’s the first step to avoiding the dreaded burnout.

Believe it or not, I have over 100 stress relief techniques I have experimented with over the years, both with myself and my clients. I have organized them into the following categories that align with The LIGHTEN™ Model, and these tools are included in both my book and my video blog:

Time-based (for those of us who have a limited time to find a solution):

  • One minute or less
  • Ten minutes or less
  • One hour or less
  • One day or less
  • Ongoing (not just once)

Application-based for your:

  • Mind
  • Body
  • Career
  • Homelife


  • Individual
  • Group and/or corporate activities

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Please note that there is no guarantee a particular stress relief tool will work for you. Thus you must take complete responsibility for using them and for your own physical and emotional wellbeing. Further, Professor Pete Alexander is not a licensed health professional. Please consult qualified health practitioners regarding your use of any stress relief technique. Medical advice must only be obtained from a physician or qualified health practitioner.