Stress management is an essential life skill that most of us were not taught in school.
Like not learning to swim, manage money or cook well, not effectively taming stress can have profound impacts on our life. When left unchecked, chronic stress can erode the foundation of our health and our relationships, especially when we turn to unhealthy coping methods.
Instead of letting chronic stress and tension take a toll, consider a proactive approach to keeping it in-check thru daily deposits in your 'stress taming bank.'
Here's a short list of stress-taming tools and an invitation to you to try a few this week.
Stay in balance by:
Connecting with art, nature & friends
Setting boundaries with daily screen time
Adopting a regular meditation and/or yoga practice
Eating a whole foods focused diet
Keeping consistent sleep patterns
Prioritizing daily movement & fun, especially outdoors
Adopting a daily gratitude practice
Here's a great summary from WebMD about this important but often overlooked topic:
To your good health,