1. Take a Digital Detox…

Electronic use can increase our stress response. Individuals who consistently check their phones, computers and social media show higher levels of stress. Try turning these electronics off in the evenings or on the weekends and do a little digital detox.

2. Avoid Caffeine, Alcohol, Refined Sugars and Nicotin

The stimulants among these items can actually increase stress levels instead of lowering them as well as causing energy crashes which may lead to feeling even more irritated and stressed. Swap water or natural teas and juices for caffeinated drinks and alcohol and eat a well balanced diet to ensure that your body may better cope with stress.

3. Relaxation and Physical Activity are Required

Getting enough sleep and relaxation is critical, lack of these are significant causes of stress. Try yoga, meditation, hot baths, and other forms of relaxation to prep yourself for better sleep patterns. Exercise is just as important since it releases endorphins chemical in our bodies that act as natural painkillers helping in stress reduction.

4. Manage Your Time and Learn to Say “No”

We all seem to have more things to get accomplished than we have hours in our day. Managing your time and prioritizing tasks helps remove the stress of the neverending to-do list.  Saying “no” to things that don’t take priority in your life or just don’t fit in your schedule at the time are ok and essential in reducing stress in your life.

We hope these tips help you out…

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” ~William James