Stress is a part of everyone's life. It is important to take some time to learn how to unwind. Here are some tips to REDUCE STRESS.
Reward yourself when you complete a task or reach a goal.
Encourage yourself. Be your own cheerleader. Don't be afraid to pat yourself on the back when you do a good job.
Delegate tasks to members of your family to help out with household chores.
Use relaxation techniques. Deep breathing is a quick and easy way to feel better.
Call upon your support systems. Socializing and being with friends and family can help take your mind off what is stressing you.
Eat right. Getting proper nutrition and taking time out for meals will not only make you feel better but look better as well.
Simplify your life. Reduce the amount of errands you run after work so you feel less rushed.
Take time off. Be careful of burnout. Make sure you take vacation time even if you don't go anywhere but your own backyard.
Rid your life of clutter. Whether it is at work or at home being more organized will not only make you more efficient but also less stressed because you will spend less time searching for things.
Exercise. Studies show that exercise reduces stress.
Slow down. We live in a fast paced world but it is important to slow down and enjoy life.
Stop negative thoughts. If you notice your thinking negatively stop and focus on something positive.
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