Stress can be a very exhausting thing not to mention it can be harmful to your well being. Don't let it control you. Here are some ways to tame stress.

According to Better Homes and Gardens, gardening is a proven tension tamer and boosts your overall mental and physical well-being.

"Gardening is powerful stress relief."

If gardening isn't your thing, here are some other ways to keep stress away. And, all it takes is 30 minutes to see a major difference in your mood.

Leave the electronics your phone, iPad, and laptop inside. Focusing on the greenery without distractions helps you truly disconnect, soak in the moment, and fully recharge.

Up the relaxation factor by paying attention to your breathing as you work. Breathing slowly, inhaling through your nose and exhaling out your mouth.

Higher self-esteem
Even a single session helps you feel productive and purposeful.

Improved focus
Doing a single task like weeding or digging is meditative, which can give your brain practice in focusing.

Stronger immunity
More and more research shows that children who garden and play in the dirt develop healthier immune systems. Experts suspect grown-ups get an immune boost, too.

Don't let stress control you, control your stress.

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