A useful way to manage stress is to go on a hike! Take a few hours out of your day to put away technology and enjoy nature. Hiking gives you an opportunity for time to think, yet also opportunities to meet new people along the path! All forms of exercise relieve stress and hiking is a less intense exercise you can do with friends. Hiking gives you the freedom to think without distraction. Few loud, man-made noises interrupt your thoughts. Nature relaxes the mind and exercise invigorates your body. Both of these things combat stress. So grab a lunch and some friends and go to Thousand Hills for a day of hiking!