Here are 15 things you can do to help you de-stress.
#1 Laughter is the best medicine. Find humor in everyday life, watch a comedy show, and laugh out loud.
#2 Meditate to trigger the brain’s neural pathway relaxation response.
#3 Breathe deeply to slow down your heart rate and activate your body’s relaxation response.
#4 Slow down to spend time in the moment and focus on your senses.
#5 Decompress with hot, soothing bath or message and essential oils.
#6 Keep a journal to write down what you’re stressed about, what you’re grateful for, and celebrate accomplishments.
#7 Reach out and spend time with family and friends.
#8 Learn to say “No” to avoid taking on more than you can handle.
#9 Get organized, prioritize and avoid procrastination.
#10 Consider herbs and vitamins to reduce stress and anxiety such as Hemp CBD Oil extract, B Vitamins and Green tea.
#11 Draw or paint - Find your favorite spot, take in the view, sights and sound and use it to inspire your creativity.
#12 Find an exercise routine or activity to get your body moving regularly to help improve sleep quality, reduce stress hormones and boost your confidence.
#13 Listen to music that soothes the soul.
#14 Re-frame how you think with optimism, positive thinking and affirmation such as “I’m strong”, “I’m healthy” which can reinforce your subconscious mind.
#15 Reduce intake of stimulants such as caffeine