Stress Reduction Strategies to Try Now
Looking for stress reduction strategies that you can implement right now? Between work, school and family life, stress can impact anyone. Stress can have a negative impact on your health. Luckily, you can implement easy strategies to keep stress in check.
Here are 3 stress reduction strategies to try the next time you find yourself getting stressed or anxious.
- Rest. If you are feeling overwhelmed, take a few moments to step away from your desk or out of the room, if possible. Find a space where you can close your eyes and check in with your breath. Simply noticing how you are feeling will pause your thoughts and allow your mind to slow. Practicing this throughout the day will help you to build a healthy habit into your routine.
- Breathe. If you cannot step out of the room or away from work, turn your thoughts to your breath. You can do this during a stressful meeting or phone call. Take regular breaths in and try taking slightly longer breaths out. Exhaling completely will tell your nervous system to begin to relax.
- Tense and Relax. Scan your body, and tense and relax your muscles methodically. Start from the head and work your down or start from your feet and work your way up. You can practice this technique while seated at your desk. Purposefully tensing and relaxing your muscles will help you to identify areas of your body where you hold onto tension.
Still feeling stressed? At KareBoost Health, we can work with you on stress reduction strategies to increase your enjoyment of life. We believe healthy living is a lifestyle and should be accessible to everyone. Set up at free consultation today to learn more.
Kara Unal JD, RYT