Today’s fast paced world leads to so much stress. I talk to many people who are taking anti-anxiety medication. Why? We’re all trying to pack in as much as possible. We push for perfection. We don’t take time for our family and ourselves. In short, we’ve let our busy lives run us instead of us managing our lives. Here are ten tips to help you cope with and eliminate some of your daily stress.
- Take some “Me” time: There’s always one more thing to add to your to-do list, so don’t wait
to finish it. Take some “me” time to recharge yourself. Enjoy a night out with friends. Take a yoga class, start a hobby, get a massage…. Bottom line, find something that is relaxing to you, and step away on a regular basis.
- Put things in perspective: You can’t control everything, so don’t try. You have to force yourself to let go. Think about what is the worst thing that can happen. Many times, we stress over things that never happen. Try to redirect your thoughts so that you can celebrate small successes instead of focusing on potential problems.
- Exercise: It’s amazing what exercise can do for stress. Get out and walk. Go to the gym. Establish an exercise group. Force yourself to make the time for exercise, and you’ll see a dip in your stress level.
- Stop dreaded activities: Many of us do things that we don’t enjoy because it’s what we’ve always done. Take a hard look at your schedule. Are there things that you really don’t enjoy that you could eliminate?
- Get Involved: Sometimes, too much alone time is stressful. If this is a problem, volunteer or reach out to others.
- Keep a positive attitude: It takes some effort, but you can boost your attitude. Look for what you’ve learned from a negative situation. Add humor. Count your blessings.
- Manage your time: Are you the doer who keeps adding things to do? Trim your list so that you do meaningful things that you need to do.
- Don’t strive for perfection: It’s impossible to achieve perfection. Do your best, and be proud of your accomplishments.
- Take care of you: Proper nutrition and sleep can make a world of difference in how you see the world. Take care of yourself so you can take care of others.
- Ask for help: When you can’t do it all or are feeling overwhelmed, ask your family and friends for help.
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The Patient Scrubs® lady encourages you to slow down and smell the roses to decrease some of your daily stress. Wishing you and your family the best.