The month of April is recognized as National Stress Awareness Month. During this time, more and more conversations are taking place to spread awareness about the negative effects of stress, including how it can impact mental health. Knowing how to manage stress can not only boost mental health, but physical well-being. For example, listening to specific genres of music has proven to have scientific effects on the brain and body. Read on to learn more tips and tricks to help reduce stress.


Tips for Stress Relief

Stress can be related to a multitude of things, from work, school, to everyday struggles. Here are some tips and forms of self-care to help reduce stress and/or anxiety.


Physical activity and regular exercise has proven to reduce stress levels and improve your mood. During exercise, your body and brain produce hormones and neurotransmitters that can have a positive impact on your mood, and even energy levels. 

Tip! Choose an exercise or an activity that you enjoy to keep you motivated long-term.

Practice Self-Care

Set time aside for yourself! It’s noted that those who take time to engage in some form of self-care typically have lower stress levels and even an improved quality of life. Some examples can include:

  • Listening to music
  • Going for a walk
  • Practicing a hobby
  • Reading

Take a Breath

Taking a moment to take a few breaths can really help you to feel more grounded. Slow, intentional, breathing can:

  • Improve mood
  • Increase alertness
  • Improve mood
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Reduce symptoms of anger

A-T Headphones

Whether you’re listening to meditative music, a mood-boosting playlist, an audiobook or podcast to get lost in, check out the below Bluetooth® headphones to add to your self-care routine:


ATH-M20xBT: Over-Ear Headphones

  • 40 mm drivers that deliver an immersive listening experience
  • Multipoint pairing for seamless connectivity to two devices
  • 60 hours of continuous use on a full-charge 


ATH-TWX7: Wireless Headphones

  • Digital hybrid noise cancelling technology eliminating unwanted noise
  • Built-in Soundscape feature offering audio designed for stress relief, like tranquil nature sounds and additional choices such as ambient music for soothing sounds to aid in relaxation and meditation
  • 6.5 hours of playback and up to 20 hours with the non-slip portable charging cas