Stress is an unavoidable fact of life that can take its toll mentally and physically. How you deal with it, however, can set you up for a full, successful and intentional life. A healthy and constructive approach to managing stress can save you unnecessary headaches, worry and negativity. From exercise to meditation, there are plenty of options that will leave you feeling calm and ready to tackle any stressful situation. We’ve shared some of our favorite ways to combat stress.
Meditate – Taking a few minutes to block the world out and focus on your breathing can be a game changer when it comes to managing stress. Start with just a few minutes a day and see for yourself why everyone preaches the power of meditation.
Sweat It Out – Hitting the pavement or pumping some iron is a wonderful, and healthy, way to work the stress out of your body and mind. Manifest that stress and negativity into a physical activity and you’ll end up feeling lighter and happier than you did before.
Write It Down – Just like when setting your goals, writing things down tends to evoke an emotional response. Write down what’s stressing you out and how you feel about it. Getting those thoughts out of your brain will help free up some space for creating a solution and give you the motivation to squash the problem.
Follow these three simple tips and, no matter what, stay positive. You can handle anything and everything thrown your way. Simply take some deep breaths and focus – we know you’ve got this.