7 Healthy Tips for managing your stress
Hello May! This is my favorite month of the year! Along with this time of the year comes a lot of activities, family events, work obligations, and family vacations. How is it possible to juggle everything that comes at you in life? Below are seven healthy tips to help in managing this stress you may be feeling.
Create a daily to-do list
I am a person that loves to make list! It makes those moments you may forget something limited! This also helps you figure out what you need to focus on and what you need to let go. Not to mention, crossing things off my list is always a all-time favorite!
Exercise, Exercise, Exercise
This is one of the best methods for managing stress because it can relieve both the physical and emotional effects of stress. God, love, and fitness are three things that can impact your life in a positive manner! Add them in your every day. Take your high level of stress and put all that love into the workout!
Find someone you can talk to
If something is bothering you, don’t just keep it to yourself. Talk to people you trust —family/friends/coworkers, about what is on your mind. Speaking about it can some times just be a believe to get it off your mind.
Give yourself a break to relax and recharge
Treat yourself to one relaxing activity every day. Whether that is listening to music, taking a nap, writing in a journal, reading a book, soothing shower/bath, or meditation… add this relaxing activity in your day every day!
Accept those things beyond your control
Some circumstances are simply beyond our control, and we have to learn to cope with and accept them. One of my favorite sayings is “CDC” , Control the Controllables”. Control the things that you can control. You can’t control someones else's actions or how they handle things. Stay calm and believe in YOURSELF!
Make time to do stuff you love
This is so important! Your passions, hobbies, those things that MATTER! Do these things! Balancing everything in itself can be stressful, but make sure you are still are doing what you love!
Set reasonable expectations in your daily life
Regularly taking on more than you can manage can cause unwanted stress! Tell yourself that it is okay to say no to extra projects. Also, don’t take on more financial responsibilities that you may not be able to handle in life at the moment. This will cause unwelcome stress! BE REALISTIC !