breathe - pretty self explanatory. when i first start to feel overwhelmed or stress i remind myself to breath. taking a few deep breathes always seems to refresh my mind and let me tackle the many tasks on my to-do list. because i rely on this simple word so much i treated myself to a giving key the breathe engraved on it. whenever i'm waiting on some major news or have a presentation or test at school, i wear my key as an extra reminder.
list it out - when i'm overwhelmed with a bunch of tasks to do, and i have no clue where to start, i tend to write everything out. as i'm doing this i put the tasks that are most important or the shortest deadline first. by doing this i bring the most time sensitive tasks to my attention and go from there.
set the tone - i use this a lot when it comes to getting school work done. whether it's something for one of my online classes or an extensive research paper i like to put on classical music. because there are no lyrics i'm less distracted and a sense of calmness overcomes this.
tea time - i completely agree with the saying "anything can be fixed with a cup of tea." i have a huge obsession with green tea. i've reached the point where i order it more than coffee when i go to starbucks, and i'm absolutely loving it! without fail, a cup of green makes me feel relaxed and focused.
yoga - this is something i really need to do more often. the affect green tea has on me is almost exactly the same as when i do yoga.
what's you go-to de-stresser?