Top Habits that Help You Manage Your Stress .
- Get in the habit of gratitude.
Our attitude comes from our emotions and our emotions come from our thoughts. Thinking about what we’re grateful for and what we’re good at can keep things positive. It’s not about shying away from what’s challenging you; it’s about approaching life from a place of strength and not as a victim.
- Get in the habit of creating.
Experiment with a new recipe in the kitchen, write a poem, bang a drum, do a craft, take a dance class or do something else that feels creative to you.
- Get in the habit of putting your stuff away.
Physical clutter can really impact on mental, emotional and physical health. Get rid of things that don’t make you happy when you look at them. Organize your stuff. Find a place for everything and keep it there.
- Get in the habit of breathing.
This is the simplest and quickest way to relax yourself in a
stressful situation. The minute you focus on your breathing it automatically gets slower and deeper.
- Get in the habit of daydreaming.
Take yourself away on an imaginary holiday. Just close your eyes and go! Picture somewhere you’ve been or somewhere you’ve dreamed of.
- Get in the habit of giggling.
Laugh out loud every day.
Don’t let your stress get the better of you! Which one of these strategies can you apply this week to manage your stress?