10 Healthy Habits Tips to Fight Stress

Hands down we are all so busy today with work, family, as well as other responsibilities. Here are some tips that I read from an article of the American Heart Association that will hopefully help to reduce stress in your life.

  1. Slow down – Plan ahead and allow enough time to get the most important things done without having to rush.
  2. Snooze more -Try to get six to eight hours of sleep each night. To fight insomnia, add mindfulness and activity.
  3. Let worry go -The world won’t end if a few things fall off of your plate.  Give yourself a break and just breathe.
  4. Laugh it up – Laughter makes us feel good.  Don’t be afraid to laugh out loud, even when you’re alone.
  5. Get connected-A daily dose of friendship in great medicine.  Make time to call friends and family so you can catch up.
  6. Get organized– Use “to do” lists to help you focus on your most important tasks, and take big projects one step at a time.
  7. Practice giving back-Volunteer your time or spend time helping out a friend.  Helping others helps you.
  8. Be active every day-Exercise can relieve mental and physical tension.  Find something you think is fun and stick with it.
  9. Give up bad habits-Too much alcohol, tobacco, or caffeine can increase blood pressure.  Cut back or quit to decrease anxiety.
  10. Lean into things you can change-Make time to learn a new skill, work towards a goal, or to love and help others.

My goal is to focus on tips 8 and 9, I am committed to being more active daily and to reduce my sugar intake aka candy and sweets.  What tips can you commit to–to be well?

Remember to take care of you! Mind, Body and Spirit.

 

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