Stress…we all experience it. Sometimes stress can be a good thing, motivating you to perform well at that big meeting or during that tennis match. But many times — like when you're stuck in traffic, or overloaded at work— it's a very negative thing. Experiencing stress over a long period of time can become a problem — unless you stop it in its tracks.
Sooo…. what to do??? You need to get a handle on stress before it overpowers you.
Try these handy tips to manage stress and reveal a much happier YOU:
Shorten that to-do list
Focus on 1-3 important tasks each day so as not to get overwhelmed. Remember the old adage, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” Plan and prioritize.
To effectively shorten that to-do list, you must learn to delegate. You don’t have to do everything yourself. If possible, delegate and let someone else help you!
Weekends were made for fun!
Finding a balance between work and rest is crucial for eliminating stress. On the weekend, stay away from anything work-related. No emails. No phone calls. Nope…not even a text or two. None!! Relax. Enjoy. It will all be waiting for you bright and early Monday morning.
Keep your diet in check.
A healthy you is a happy you! Eating well is about being healthy. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats is essential for good health. It’s a lifestyle. When we put healthy food inside of us, we feel better and we look better. Go ahead and commit to being healthy!
Sweat it out.
You know how great you feel after a brisk walk or a spin class? That’s because you have released a whole bunch of stress and you’re feeling carefree and at ease. You even sleep better. Choose an activity you enjoy doing and get moving. Give it a week…maybe two. We are confident your stress levels will be significantly reduced.
A visit to Amy’s Day Spa is the perfect way to relax and get rid of all that extra stress. Reserve a massage and we promise that you will leave feeling completely relaxed without a worry in the world!
Listen to yourself.
We tend to ignore the warning signs our bodies are giving us. Big mistake! When you start to feel irritable, exhausted, and overwhelmed…. STOP! Listen to your body and do what it is begging you to do. Relax, re-evaluate, and start over. Running into a brick wall or getting burned out is not the solution. Be kind to yourself and prioritize your health.
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