Fight Stress with Healthy Habits Infographic
Healthy habits can protect you from the harmful effects of stress. Here are 10 positive habits you may want to develop for your own wellbeing.
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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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