Counteract the physical and mental side effects of stress by doing something that makes you feel good! Laugh with a friend, move your body, or get to bed earlier. Just doing one thing that makes your body and mind feel a little better can help minimize the impact of stress.
Having meaning and focusing on what really matters may help you keep other frustrations in perspective. By focusing on the bigger picture, you can avoid blowing day-to-day annoyances like traffic and dirty laundry out of proportion, which results in less stress.
Improve your mental health and lower your stress by leaning into positive social connections. Work to keep relationships with friends, family, and co-workers strong so that you can all be there for one another when times get tough.
Work to build your resilience to help cope with stress. Promoting positive lifestyle habits like good nutrition, sleep, hydration, and regular exercise can strengthen your body to adapt to stress and reduce the emotional impact.
- 5 Things You Should Know About Stress
- Stress Busters Daily Emails (October 5-30, 2020)
- Stress Less Virtual Lunch & Learns (October 13 and 22)
- Employee Assistance Program
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