How are your stress levels lately? Silly question, I know. According to the American Psychological Association, the COVID-19 pandemic has “altered every aspect of American life, from health and work to education and exercise.” And a recent Gallup poll found that U.S. workers are among the most stressed in the world. Add to that economic uncertainty and a looming war, and you've got a recipe for anxiety. Sure, you can combat your stress by hitting the gym. Or drown your sorrows with a cocktail. But the pandemic put me off both of those acticities. So I started looking for more at-home, on-my-own alternatives. Here's where my research led me. And if they can help me, they can no doubt help you ease your own stress too.