Stress & Anxiety

How to relieve stress -breathe, delegate and I’ll make you laugh!

By Kim Crawford, M.D. Last updated: September 9, 2017
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How to relieve stress  – laugh!

how to relieve stress

If you learn how to relieve stress, your cortisol levels will drop, you’ll sleep better, have more energy and less chances of getting diseases. You’ll have less of a chance of getting cancer and heart disease.

You’ll  have about a 100 fold less chance of having short term memory loss which often leads to Alzheimers.

AND, did you know that if you laugh more your “stress levels” wll go down? This means if you are busy, don’t delete jokes your friends email you, save them so you can laugh.

It’s major. It’s how to relieve stress without the effort of going to a yoga class, which is still good. Or doing relaxation exercises, still good, or, or, or any of the myriad of techniques (I cover them ALL!!!) in my big you’re a mess if you have stress blog.

This referenced blog is the go-to for all but just for now I’m going to give you 2 tips which are quick and then MAKE YOU LAUGH-and if you laugh, share this and make your friends laugh! Now let’s get down to business so then I can simply make you laugh and you WILL feel less stressed, I promise. I have tons of jokes all stored up so if you like this blog tell me.

Easy quick how to relieve stress tip #1- Breathe correctly!

This isn’t hard to learn and it will de-stress you in any situation. Here is a 3 minute video I did just for you!

Next before the yuks on how to relieve stress: #2 Delegate!

Think about your life at home:

Who cleans? Who cooks? Who shops? Who organizes? Who repairs things or calls the repair-person? Who gardens, does the lawn? Who does most of the childcare? If you are thinkng hey it’s ME you need to learn the art of delegation. Write up a list of all household tasks, sit your partner down,and discuss. Teens can get off their texting-little-butts and help too! Take control at home.

Now let’s talk about work:

Are you so good at what you do and so perfectionistic that you are in the “it’s just easier to do it myself”  trap? This is common. Re-visit this.One of the most common reasons we type A people do this is because those we try to delegate to just don’t go from A to Z. Right? WE hate that don’t we?

So what you do is create a delegation list (and that link is to a free delegation list to use at home or work-it’s great!) and you do it on paper or email so that everyone you CAN delgate to has it in THEIR in box-one- per- task, and you have a cc to you. On this email header is “date of completion” and name of task and mid-way eval of task.

You can even put the midways and dates of completion on your google calendar and make your staff do the same. This way the balls don’t get dropped and your stress goes down. Now if you work for someone ask youself if you are being treated fairly. Perhaps THEY are not organized and make unreasonable demands. This is a suggestion then for THEM.

Bottom line-we feel stress when we have a lack of control so “ponder this” later.

NOW for the good stuff-laughter is the quickest easiest way how to relieve stress



Hey I didn’t write the swear word. Apologies to those who get offended easily.

I am very sorry but I am trying to show people how to relieve stress dear google if this offends you.

I have tried all the tricks in my blog and I can’t x out the word and it’s just too funny NOT to use. Forgive me.



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    America’s finest with apologies to cops



At least I didn’t make a donut joke. That reminds me of the one where the Lawyer, Rabbi and Indian chief walk into a bar. The bartender says “Hey is this some sort of a joke?” O.K./next………





Now you need to look closely at Harry and Phillip

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                   Look closely!

And finally one so you can tell it and teach friends how to relieve stress!

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A doctor on his morning walk, noticed this lady pictured above, sitting on her front step smoking a cigar, so he walked up to her and said “I couldn’t help but notice how happy and youthful you look! What is your secret?”

“I smoke ten cigars a day,” she said. “Before I go to bed, I smoke a nice big joint. Apart from that, I drink a whole bottle of Jack Daniels every day, and eat only junk food.

On weekends, I pop pills, get laid twice, and don’t exercise at all.”

“That is absolutely amazing! How old are you?”

“Forty,” she replied. Ba-daaa-bump.

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