Tips to Destress
Being stressed out means you are overwhelmed by feelings of impatience, anxiety, or frustration. It is a physical response to change that can affect you physically and emotionally. Here are some stress busters to use when you are feeling stressed out:
Take slow, easy breaths to help calm your mind and body. This will activate the body’s relaxation response.
Take the stairs at work, walk over the noon hour, go to the park with the kids, and find a way to move that you enjoy.
Fix healthy foods and have a colorful plate with a variety of food.
Sleeping helps the body recover from stress. Build calming habits that help you improve your sleep.
Be aware of the stress points in your body. They may be in your shoulders or lower back. Stretch and relax these stress points throughout the day. Try yoga or meditation.
Listen to calming, relaxing music that nourishes your soul.
Keep your sense of humor and laugh, as laughter helps your body fight stress.
Don’t over-commit yourself, break projects into small steps, delegate responsibility, and create healthy boundaries.
9. Friends and Family
Cultivate friendships that are positive and supportive. Spend quality time with family members and have fun together.
Pray or meditate, get involved in a worthy cause and enjoy nature.
Promise Behavioral Health Team
We are committed to walking alongside our patients during difficult times in their lives. Promise Provides a comfortable, safe, confidential space for patients to share their concerns. We also want to offer hope and allow patients to recognize they are capable of making positive changes in their lives. It takes courage to share with someone about sensitive areas of life, and we honor that courage. When patients share and unburden their hearts, it will ultimately empower them to create more wholeness and a higher quality of life.