4 Ways to Cope with Stress in a Healthy Way
A few key ways that you can deal with stress to provide greater emotional and physical health.
We all feel stress at one time or another. It's a normal and healthy reaction to change or a challenge in our lives. Being able to go through a stressful situation and have the right tools and support to see you through is really important.
There are many methods of coping with stress in order to provide greater emotional and physical health. Here are a few key ways that you can deal with stress in a healthy way.
1. Find balance in your activities
If you are continually running from one activity to another, you will wear yourself out. Make sure the activities you are choosing to do are ones that are truly important and not a burden.
2. Practice gratitude
People who take the time to stop and evaluate the positive things in their lives are happier and less stressed. Showing your gratitude to others can help build your support circle too.
Hear more stress management methods from Maureen at Mom Matters: Balancing Work Family Life, October 16 at Discovery Place.
3. Understand decision fatigue
....and keep it in mind when you are planning your schedule. Making important decisions when you are at your best will help reduce stress.
4. Pick a positive way to relax and reconnect.
Try a short breathing exercise. Choose something that you enjoy doing that also provides you with down time. Yoga, meditation, or a walk in the woods are all good examples.
Maureen Carlomagno, founder of Your Wellness Coach, provides a dynamic style of wellness coaching that inspires clients to find a healthier, happier life.