Stress is an inevitable part of life, and while some stress is good for us, being overwhelmed by all our obligations can have serious impact on our health. Here are a few techniques to help manage stress we may be undergoing in our daily lives.
1. Write it
Sometimes writing down stressors can help us manage them. They often feel bigger and more overwhelming when they are in our head rather than on the page.
2. Breath It
Deep breathing can really help calm us down when we are overwhelmed. You can incorporate deep breathing in a few different ways.
3. Reframe It
This one is harder and sometimes takes some extra help. It involves taking a look at your stress and goals and redefining how you view “success”.
4. Restructure It
Zoom out on what is important and make sure that you have the right balance of work and fun for yourself. Don’t overload, say no to some things, or yes to fun things depending on where you are at.
Schedule fun, or time to do nothing, whatever you feel you need. Self care doesn’t look the same for everyone, so find out what works for you and enjoy it.
5. Move It
When we take care of our physical selves, we improve our mental selves. Ensure you are participating in some physical activity, even if it means simply going for a walk.
6. Don’t Ignore It
Reach out. Ask for help if you need it. Whether that help is available at work, with friends or family, or via a health care provider. Take time to talk to someone, you deserve to feel good!
Start feeling better today by booking an appointment with one of Dr. Solomonian’s interns on Tuesday 2:45-7pm at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic by calling (416) 498-9763.
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