Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Stress Busters!

Stress is a part of everyone’s life, whether we like it or not. Some stress is good, because it help us get things done and act and work hard. But too much stress can do an incredible amount of harm on our bodies. It can bring on things like hypertension, diabetes, headaches, depression, anxiety, weight gain and addictions.
Learning to manage stress is easy though. So here are some tips to make today a little lighter on the mind and happier in the heart

1. Set believable and achievable goals
2. Take long deep breathes, all the way from the bottom of your belly
3. Talk to yourself, whether you are giving yourself positive feedback or reminding your body to relax
4. Take a time out. If you find yourself in a situation where every muscle in your body is beginning to tense and your mind is going crazy, just step away for a couple minutes, take some deep breathes and clear your mind
5. Finish tasks: start things you know you can finish
6. Meditate or practice yoga
7. Laugh! Have a sense of humor, even if it is about your unbelievable stress levels
8. Socialize
9. Write in a journal
10. Say no…you don’t have to do everything all the time

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