We are all facing some challenging times right now and stress is on the rise. It is important to take care of yourself both physically and mentally! Remember we are all in this "Stay at Home Order" together! We will come through this stronger than ever! Below are some ideas to help alleviate stress. Be well!!
~List the things that cause you stress. ~Reframe things in the context of a larger positive plan. ~Recognize that troubles are temporary. ~Highlight the unavoidable responsibilities. Perfectionism only leads to stress. ~Know your limits physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. ~When faced with a large task, break it down into smaller tasks. ~Enjoyment of life prolongs life and reduces stress. ~Exercise. ~Avoid sugary snacks, smoking, alcohol, drugs, overeating and caffeine. ~Learn to relax through meditation, prayer and deep breathing. ~Physical contact with loved ones reduces stress. ~Social interaction is important. Find a new way to connect with friends and family using Zoom, face time and phone calls. ~ Talk to a friend or family member about how your are doing.