3 Stress Busters
How do you react when your plans fall through? Do you roll with the punches? Or does anxiety keep you from enjoying life? Here are 3 things to help keep your stress under control.
1. Turn it off. The convenience that cell phones have added to our lives can actually be a double-edged sword. We depend on them so much it seems we can’t live without them. Our minds are constantly filled with news, social media, emails, etc. that it is nearly impossible for us to settle. Put your phone down at least 30 minutes before bed.
2. Take a holiday. It doesn’t have to be a fancy vacation resort. A day at the beach, or an afternoon at the park will do. Just anywhere you can be and not think about the bills, work, or whatever tensions you may have. It’s important to take time for yourself, so do it! You cannot give what you do not have.
3. Sleep more. It’s very common in our society to exist on less than 6 hours of sleep a night. But experts recommend 6-8 hours of sleep per night. Not just to rest our bodies, but to rejuvenate our minds. Sleeping is the time for our bodies to not just rest, but heal.
These stress busters are just practices for creating a healthier lifestyle. When combined with other practices such as healthy eating and fitness, strong relationships and service and a sense of purpose, stress and anxiety become non-existent.
Start today and sleep more, turn it off and take it off!