These are stressful times. Let’s be honest – we live in a stressful town. Stress is everywhere. One in six Americans takes an anti-anxiety drug. In fact, anti-anxiety medications rose by a whopping 34 percent since March – and the number is greater among women than men.
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So, how can you start to combat the dangerous effects of stress on your heart, brain, waistline, and your life? Start slowly. Add new strategies and habits over time, not all at once. And…
Choose new strategies wisely.
Make sure they are…
- important to you, and
New habits need all four. Don’t make the 60-Day Challenge or Crash Diet or Cleanse mistake again. Make small changes for huge results.
I had a super-duper stressful life. And this was just a few years ago. I wasn’t sleeping. I was extra edgy. I let the little things get to me. I was a mess.
After I realized my stress was 100 percent created by me, I decided to do something about it. Once I began to understand I was a “victim” of my very own choices, how did I have the right to point fingers at anyone but me, myself, and I?
We create our own stress through our actions and thoughts. We make choices about how we will approach our every day. We are in control of our thoughts and over time, you too can overcome worry. It takes a conscious stress resilience practice, yet I know you can. I did!
Top 25 Ways You Can Begin Your Journey to Attack Your Stress
- Live authentically
- Get comfortable in the uncomfortable
- Make sleep your most important appointment of the day
- Walk daily
- Smile excessively
- Exercise daily
- Live with an abundant mentality
- Eat for stress tolerance
- Practice conscious breathing
- Give compliments to others
- Give up social media
- Reduce your alcohol intake
- Practice gratitude
- Learn to love silence
- Avoid the news
- Reduce blue light
- Surround yourself with like-minded and supportive people
- Give up gossip
- Don’t sweat the small stuff
- Realize you create your stress
- Listen empathically
- Take in all five senses
- Get on the floor
- Get your sleep
- Practice gratitude
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