30 Healthy Reminders to Reduce Stress

Many of the below recommendations will come as no surprise. The bigger “aha” may be how few you actually do. If you are interested in making changes that will improve your life then take some action and pick a few things on the list that resonate with you. Each recommendation is an invitation to take care of yourself and is designed to help you recharge and reduce stress. By the way, most of the suggestions are free.

  1. Take short breaks throughout the day to pause and connect to your breath
  2. Practice slowing down. Try walking slower, talking slower and reacting to things a little slower
  3. Don’t over schedule and leave more space in between events and appointments
  4. Volunteer for a charity that is important to you
  5. Get the right amount of sleep (7 to 8 hours)
  6. Keep caffeine intake to a minimum
  7. Take a mental health day and focus on yourself  
  8. Be active and exercise daily  
  9. Do something creative – draw, paint, play an instrument, write, do woodworking, dance in your living room
  10. Set realistic goals that are manageable, achievable and are important to you
  11. Spend time alone in prayer or just pause and think about something positive
  12. Write down one thing in which you are grateful for each day for one week   
  13. De-clutter your home, car and office
  14. Create a peaceful area in your home and find a place at work where you can unplug and relax 
  15. Don’t jump to negative conclusions, pause and consider a positive scenario  
  16. Identify your stress triggers and develop healthy coping skills that work for you 
  17. Practice positive self-talk when dealing with stressful situations 
  18. Limit time with people or situations that cause you stress
  19. Spend time in community connecting with like-minded people 
  20. Set healthy boundaries at work, home and in life 
  21. Pet an animal or hug someone for 20 seconds
  22. Do something that makes you smile and laugh
  23. Spend time in nature
  24. Don’t struggle, ask for help
  25. Put your cell phone down, look up and practice being in the moment 
  26.  Dim the lights, put on some calm music, light some candles, turn off your cell phone and just chill 
  27. Have a conversation with someone about a topic you both enjoy
  28. Practice any form of self-care that makes you happy i.e. massage, meditation, yoga, reading, golfing, taking a nap, sitting by water
  29. Make sure your to do list has fun and meaningful life experiences on it
  30. Try easy, not hard

Recharge for your life. Your health and happiness depends on it.

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