Stress Relief Tips
Stress and anxiety seem to be at an all-time high with more Americans dealing with mental health issues that in previous years have gone undiagnosed or unchecked. With the increase in mental health awareness, stress is one of the major causes of initiating mental health issues. It is important to learn and manage stress in order to maintain all forms of health.
Stress is “a state of worry or mental tension caused by a difficult situation.” Many aspects of life can contribute to stress from work, home life, societal pressures, family issues, etc. There are various coping mechanisms that help with managing or decreasing stress. Check out the tips below for stress relief:
-Practice a healthy diet: certain foods can trigger your body to fight against stress and help promote a calmer mind and body.
-Get active: working out and being active can help decrease stress, even taking a walk can help improve a person’s mood.
-Time management: managing time correctly to help prevent rushing or even worrying about missing something important can help stop stress.
-Say No: similar to time management, learning and being content with saying no to certain events and responsibilities can help with lowering stress; it is also okay to say no because of having too many stressors.
-Self Care: practice taking moments to yourself to relax, take mindful breaths, and enjoy the moment can help with lowering stress.
-Limit Screen time: placing a limit on how much screen time you have throughout the day can help lower stress levels and promote a good night’s rest, especially when implementing no screens 1-2 hours prior to bed.
-Know triggers: knowing what and how causes stress and finding ways to not engage with it can help.
-Create boundaries: knowing and sticking to boundaries can help prevent becoming a part of stressful issues.
-Spend time with people who help calm you down: spending time with these people or in these places can help with grounding your body and mind during high times of stress; even getting a good laugh in with these people can help the body decrease stress.
-Journal your feelings: writing down your feelings can help remove negative thoughts and stress.
How many of these tips do you include in your personal routine? How have they helped you with managing stress? Let us know in the comments!
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