Well, some of the most important things that we do, you've already begun them:
* Exercising on a regular basis is one of the BEST ways to relieve stress.
* Writing about stressful events and circumstances can also help to relieve stress and improve diseases linked to stress (such as Lupus and many of its overlapping illnesses). Write for 10 to 15 minutes a day about stressful events and how you felt. One way to use writing to deal with stress is to keep a stress journal. This can really help you identify the sources of stress in your life so that you can find better ways to cope with them.
* Coming here to us to openly and honestly discuss your feelings about events and circumstances that cause you stress. Discussing how you feel is an important way of coping with and relieving stress. Laughing and crying are also natural ways to release tension and frustration. They are both part of a normal emotional healing process.
* Mindfulness activities help relax your mind and are often combined with body-centered relaxation exercises. Some people use meditation, some people use prayer, some people use yoga, some people use music. Whichever form appeals to you, try to use it regularly (several times per day if needed) and you will find that it is a very good way of coping with and relieving stress.
Those are my suggestions. Perhaps other members will be along with other suggestions that have worked for them. You are already on the right path for relieving you stress, keep up the good work. Remember, we are here for you to help you in any way that we can.
Peace and Blessings