Everyone does not have the time or money to go to the gym, health SPA, or take a cruise or vacation in order to de-Stress. If that's you, don't worry, because there are simple methods that have been proven to help you calm down and relax. You may be surprised to find that you have been doing some, or all these stress busters, all along. You may not, however, have realized how beneficial they are in helping to reduce your levels of anxiety, which helps both your mind and body. These five wacky suggestions will not cost you an arm and a leg and can be utilized any time of the day or night you desire.

Take advantage of them often and pay attention to how quickly they improve your mood and overall health.

Chewing gum and rubbing your Hoku is a wonderful way to relax

A pack of gum can be purchased for under one dollar and is worth its weight in gold. A 2008 study done by "Medical News Today" found that Chewing Gum improved mental alertness and decreased stress in test subjects. Those who were gum chewers were found to have lower levels of anxiety and also were able to multi-task as well. While you are chewing on your favorite brand of gum you can also rub your Hoku.

The Hoku is the flesh that joins your thumb to the pointer finger.

Research by scientists at the Hong Kong Polytech University indicates that this is an acupressure point that is connected to upper body tension. When this spot is squeezed it can decrease stress up to 39 percent. Remember this acupressure point the next time you pop some gum in your mouth and reap the double benefit of reducing anxiety.

Drink coffee, carry a worry rock, and slow down to reduce tension and stress

For some people, coffee does not cause anxiety, but actually promotes relaxation and restful sleep.

This may sound strange, but studies indicate that drinking a cup or two of java may actually be beneficial in helping you to unwind from a stressful day. Before partaking in that cup of Joe, make sure you have slowed yourself down. Walking and talking slower on purpose is an excellent way to calm down and relax. People around you may wonder why you are moving and speaking slower than usual, but this simple tip will make a world of difference.

The wackiest suggestion for de-stressing your life is to carry a worry rock. Find a smooth stone of your choosing and whenever you feel anxious simply rub it until you find yourself relaxing. The idea is to visualize all your stress and anxiety going into the rock.

To take it a step further, when you believe the stone is filled with your worries, throw it away and start fresh with another one. These five suggestions may sound wacky, but for many, they actually work.