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Tips to Reduce Stress

Today is International Stress Awareness Day. A good time to check-in with ourselves to identify areas of stress and find ways to cope with these pressures.

For a long time, I thought self-care was a bubble bath or getting my nails done. But with life demands, it is important to learn ways to re-align with yourself at any moment of the day. Self-care is an activity to deliberately take care of yourself. Learn how to routinely check-in with yourself to see how you are doing in order to take care of your mental, emotional, and physical health.

I love body scans. Wherever you are at, sitting or standing, you can concentrate on your breathing and one by one focus on each part of your body. Where are you holding the tension at? If there is a lot of tension in one area, how can you adjust your body to breath and shift that tension away.

Self-care will help improve mood and reduce anxiety. What can you do today to practice self-care?