Fight Stress with Healthy Habits Infographic
Fight Stress with Healthy Habits
- Slow down
Plan ahead and allow enough time to get the most important things done without having to rush.
- Snooze more
Try to get six to eight hours of sleep each night. To fight insomnia, add mindfulness and activity.
- Let worry go
The world won’t end if a few things fall off of your plate. Give yourself a break and just breathe.
- Laugh it up
Laughter makes us feel good. Don’t be afraid to laugh out loud, even when you’re alone.
- Get connected
A daily dose of friendship in great medicine. Make time to call friends and family so you can catch up.
- Get organized
Use “to do” lists to help you focus on your most important tasks, and take big projects one step at a time.
- Practice giving back
Volunteer your time or spend time helping out a friend. Helping others helps you.
- Be active every day
Exercise can relieve mental and physical tension. Find something you think is fun and stick with it.
- Give up bad habits
Too much alcohol, tobacco, or caffeine can increase blood pressure. Cut back or quit to decrease anxiety.
- Lean into things you can change
Make time to learn a new skill, work towards a goal, or to love and help others.
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