Fight Stress with Healthy Habits Infographic

Fight Stress with Healthy Habits infographic

Fight Stress with Healthy Habits

  1. Slow down

    Plan ahead and allow enough time to get the most important things done without having to rush.

  2. Snooze more

    Try to get six to eight hours of sleep each night. To fight insomnia, add mindfulness and activity.

  3. Let worry go

    The world won’t end if a few things fall off of your plate.  Give yourself a break and just breathe.

  4. Laugh it up

    Laughter makes us feel good.  Don’t be afraid to laugh out loud, even when you’re alone.

  5. Get connected

    A daily dose of friendship in great medicine.  Make time to call friends and family so you can catch up.

  6. Get organized

    Use “to do” lists to help you focus on your most important tasks, and take big projects one step at a time.

  7. Practice giving back

    Volunteer your time or spend time helping out a friend.  Helping others helps you.

  8. Be active every day

    Exercise can relieve mental and physical tension.  Find something you think is fun and stick with it.

  9. Give up bad habits

    Too much alcohol, tobacco, or caffeine can increase blood pressure.  Cut back or quit to decrease anxiety.

  10. Lean into things you can change

Make time to learn a new skill, work towards a goal, or to love and help others.

Learn more at heart.org/BeWell

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