We all have stress in our lives. Some weeks are more stressful than others. These helpful tips give us some ideas about what we can do for ourselves so that we can stress less. As the weather gets better, getting outside for a bit of fresh air and sunshine with a friend can help us feel better. Go for a walk or maybe even a bike ride.
What about getting involved in volunteering? This doesn’t have to be an ongoing time commitment. If you are short on time, choose an event or specific fundraiser to volunteer for. In Niagara the Big Move Cancer Ride gives you some great options. You can set a goal and ride 25, 50 or 100 km or you can volunteer for the day. Exercise, meeting a few new people and raising money for a great cause makes for a really great day!
Take time to realize that there are certain things you can control in life and focus on those. We can manage our thoughts and create a more positive life. Although we don’t have control over others we do have control or how we respond or what we think about a situation. If you find yourself stuck and feeling out of control, check out this list of The Only 7 Things You Can Control In Life.
Breathing is one of those things we don’t think about but we do have control over our breath. Breathing exercises can help to slow your stress response down and help you relax. Try a few of these in 6 Breathing Exercises to Relax in 10.
If stress does become too much, ask for help. Contact your EAP provider or call for a personal counselling appointment. There are people that can help you stress less so just pick up that phone and your slightly overwhelmed self will thank you.