In this unprecedented time, mental wellness is more important than ever, and when you can’t get a massage, here are 5 things you can do at home to de-stress:

1. Organize your space

A cluttered house is a cluttered mind, and vice versa. Too much stuff can be overwhelming. The remedy? Turn on Marie Condo on Netflix and get rid of old clothes, books and papers. There is a thoughtful way to dispose of items that no longer serve us. The result? You'll feel happier by only keeping items that spark joy for you. And things will be easier to find!

2. Meditation, Yoga & Breath-work

Overwhelming feelings show us what needs a little extra attention in our lives. Slow down to figure out what that is. Begin or end the day by closing your eyes and listening to the rise and fall of your breath. When thoughts come in, acknowledge them and let them pass. Something niggling at you? This might be the key to a breakthrough. Lean into it and see where it goes. Some pretty incredible solutions arise when we check in with ourselves.

3. Create Something

Diverting your attention to making something beautiful is instantly soothing. This could be anything from baked goods, to photographs or paintings, music or cards. That old clunker you bought sitting in your garage is just begging to become masterpiece. Share your work with the ones you love and instantly connect isolated friends and family with joy. That good feeling and sense of purpose helps us navigate through these difficult times.

4. Get Out in Nature

Reduce cabin fever by spending sometime outdoors. Good exercise will help you maintain a normal sleep schedule. If you can't drive to a hiking spot, walk around your neighborhood. And if that's not possible, there are several tours you can take virtually. Try the Met Museum in NYC, or Rollercoasters At Disneyland Orlando. There's even a series where you can take train rides around the world. Fun for the whole family!

5. Find Ways to Enjoy the Process

A big part of turning stress into eustress is finding your why. History shows us that when we find purpose in things, we are more grateful and feel more connected and empowered to make positive changes in our lives and the world. What is your stress trying to teach you? Patience? To slow down? To take better care of yourself and others? Find small ways to celebrate your discoveries.

Author's Bio: 

Carrie Kopp Adams is the Founder of, a mobile massage business from Southern California.

She is a Certified Massage Therapist & Certified Yoga Instructor specializing in rehabilitating clients from injury or illness.

Raised in Baltimore, Maryland and educated at the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine in Holistic Nutrition, Ayurveda and Energy-work, she healed her own body of an autoimmune disease, prompting her to want to share this ability with others.

As a highly skilled, educated and talented healing artist, Carrie provides clients with result-driven all-inclusive integrative bodywork, combining various modalities to customize each session based on an individual's needs.