Stress, if not dealt with, can affect your mind, body and soul. Stress is a normal part of life. Many events that happen to you and around you -- and many things that you do yourself -- put stress on your body. You can experience good or bad forms of stress from your environment, your body, and your thoughts. Take time for yourself every day to reflect on your stress level and begin to lower your stress by creating and practicing skills that help soothe you. Self-soothing techniques as simple as making and enjoying a cup of tea can be comforting at the end of a long stressful day. Make your tea the old fashioned way (instead of using a Keurig)! Listen for the sound of the water boiling, and then the whistle of the kettle when it is ready. Smell the aroma of tea before you take a sip. Feel the warmth of the cup in your hands. Your stress has probably decreased just by reading these words. Now, go make that cup of tea!
Try these things to stay stress free:
Try meditation for stress management
Engage in some kind of exercise everyday
Eat healthy, well-balanced meals and drink plenty of water
Find a hobby
Get enough rest and sleep; Your body needs time to recover from stress
Steer clear of alcohol and drugs to reduce stress
Spend enough time with those you enjoy
Positive attitudes are a must
Try this mini Headspace exercise.