Meditation is now a multi-billion dollar business. In 2015, the industry generated more than $1 billion in revenues, not including revenues from mobile app downloads, and almost 25 percent of employers will offer mindfulness training to their employees in 2016.

Clearly, we are all seeking ways to reduce our stress and quiet our minds. As a slightly ADHD dual-CEO/author/speaker/wife/hands-on mom to two teenagers, I'm intentional about activities and natural remedies that help to quiet my mind and keep me focused.

Here are six ways I keep my stress at a manageable level so that I can be my happiest and most productive self.

Practice mindfulness and meditation. I have been practicing meditation regularly for almost 10 years. I experience a noticeable difference in the type of energy I carry on days when I meditate.

Meditation physically changes your brain. In an eight-week study, experts found differences in brain volume in five different regions in the brains of those who consistently meditated.

Can't escape to a yoga class in the middle of the day? You can download a mindfulness app on your phone and escape during your lunch break, or in between meetings.

Call a friend. My girlfriends are my lifelines. Our friendships don't just make us feel good; they keep us healthy. "Social isolation had a negative effect on health that was comparable to lack of exercise and even some diseases," according to a recent study.

Drop the multitasking.  Multitasking is deceptive. We think we are accomplishing more, but we are actually accomplishing less. Multitasking makes us 40 percent less productive than single-tasking because of the mental blocks that are created when we switch tasks.

Multitasking also damages our brain, and brings our IQ down to levels comparable to someone smoking marijuana. In a recent study, adults who multitasked experienced an IQ drop of 15 points, lowering their IQ to the average range of an 8-year old child.

Choose the right foods. Certain foods are proven to reduce stress and improve focus. Magnesium and potassium are great stress-reducers. Foods including avocado and bananas top the list of stress-reducing snacks. Green, leafy vegetables balance out cortisol, our stress-producing hormone. Omega-3 fats found in fish help us manage adrenaline levels.

Get offline. We are all online too much. It's affecting our concentration, our focus, and our happiness. It's increasing our stress, anxiety, and feelings of inadequacy. The internet is giving us all ADHD.

Fortunately, there are many easy ways we can pull ourselves offline that don't involve expensive interventions. We can choose not to bring our phones to bed. We can turn off all social-media notifications and take back control of our responses. We can turn off our email notifications and close the application when we are working on other things.

Lose yourself in fiction. You likely have a stack of business books on your desk or nightstand. These really aren't escapes. They don't allow you to turn off your business mind and detach from the pressures of work. One of my favorite stress-relievers is losing myself in a great piece of fiction.

A recent study found that reading reduces stress by almost 70 percent, and works faster than other relaxation methods, because your mind literally shifts direction. While I have been accused of completely ignoring my family when I'm engrossed in a book, when I do re-emerge, I'm always in a good mood.

These suggestions aren't rocket science. They are inexpensive and easy to incorporate in our daily lives, and are simple reminders of why we work as hard as we do...to build the healthiest and happiest lives possible. Good luck!