By making it to this page, you have recognized that stress is a part life that can be managed.
You may be surprised at the list below, some are really easy to get started, some are hard, some you may have never thought of.
Many are FREE!
Start from the beginning.
1. Give yourself a break!
You can find 15 seconds today, I know you can.
15 SECONDS! to turn off your phone, be away from friends and family, TV and any distraction. This can be in your car, bathroom, or where ever you can be alone. Take 3-4 DEEP breaths and feel rewarded with 15 seconds of time for yourself.
2. Once you complete that first step you can move to some great resources.
If you aren’t ready to commit time to these now, that is OK, but keep trying to give yourself 15 seconds per day and when you are ready, these will be there for you.
Pick one below and try it for a few days:
Find a new group to join: MeetUp.com – there are groups for everything
Exercise each day: walk, jog, push ups in your living room, get moving
Dust off an old hobby or find a new one: cooking, painting, gardening
Find a breathing or meditation app for your phone: Headspace, 5min Relax, try a few
Buy a book on Amazon: Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod, Success Principles by Jack Hanfield
Set an important goal this week: What would you like to accomplish? You can do it!
These are great resources as well:
This article from Helpguide.org helps you identify your stressors and offers great stress management techniques: http://www.helpguide.org/articles/stress/stress-management.htm
Here is another article with a very thorough rundown of 123 Ways to Reduce Stress: https://healthgrinder.com/ways-to-reduce-stress/
Eating to relieve stress? Turns out there’s a science to it, after all! This handy guide from PositiveHealthWellness.com gives a list of stress-busting foods and why they help prevent or help your body deal with the damaging effects of stress:
Once you see and feel the difference, you will add more and more the the list above and make it part of your day!
More resources here: