Stressed? My Top 25 Easy And Free Tips To Start Today

These are stressful times. Let’s be honest: we live in a stressful town. Stress is everywhere, especially here right now as we (consider the) transition back into our “new normal” lifestyles. 1 in 6 Americans takes an anti-anxiety drug. In fact, anti-anxiety medications rose by a whopping 34 percent since March 2020 – and the number is greater among women than men.

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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!

So, how can you start to combat the dangerous effects of stress on your heart, brain, waistline, and your life? Start slowly. Try new strategies and habits over time, not all at once. And… choose new strategies wisely, and they will become habit!

Make sure they are…

  • simple,
  • easy,
  • repeatable,
  • important to you, and
  • small.
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New habits need all five. Don’t make the 60-Day Challenge or Crash Diet or Cleanse mistake again. Make small changes for HUGE results.

Below are my top 25 ways you can begin your journey to attack your stress and take responsibility for your own happiness. You may wonder why I have 25… This is just a sample of what I teach our corporate and concierge clients. I started with a list of 50 yet realized it may overwhelm our readers.

1.     Develop a set of core values by which you choose to live. Do not compromise them for others

2.     Be vulnerable and embrace uncomfortable conversations with yourself and others

3.     Reframe the stress

4.     Learn to Master Mindfulness

5.     Find Small Joys in your day

6.     Exercise daily

7.     Understand uncertainty is the pathway to growth and massive brain health

8.     Stop dieting – Instead know what works for you and fuel your body with nutrient-dense foods

9.     Become an Olympian breather

10.  Pay compliments to others

11.  Lose the Comparison Syndrome

12.  Reduce your alcohol intake

13.  Practice gratitude

14.  Drive in silence

15.  Say “no” more than “yes”

16.  Boundary your time

17.  Surround yourself with like-minded and supportive people

18.  Give up FOMO

19.  Develop a Growth Mindset

20.  Be realistic about your expectations of yourself

21.  Listen empathically

22.  Take short breaks in your day to do nothing

23.  Shake the negative self-talk

24.  Get your sleep

25.  Lose “I can’t” in your language

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There has never been a more important time for organizations to invest in wellness support for their team members. If you are interested in exploring ways I can help you or your team gain stress resilience, contact me at contact@alexandriawellness.com  or check out our programs here.

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