How to Observe National Stress Awareness Day
If you are part of a health-related organization, you could sponsor a stress education program or event today. If you are observing the day, you could look for these types of programs and events. The best way to observe the day is to recognize your own stress and figure out what steps you are going to take to overcome it. The following are a few ideas of how you could start dealing with your stress:
- Figure out what things trigger your stress.
- Take control of your own body. For example, focus on taking control of your diet and exercise routine. Exercising can have a huge impact on helping you with stress. Something as simple as a power walk or jog can relax you and help you feel less stressed.
- Make some sort of change in your life. Shift something or do something differently. It doesn’t matter if it is small or big. You could do something as small as cleaning your room, or you could do something big like taking a vacation. By shifting your thinking you will help combat your stress.
- Focus on the present, not the past or the future. The stress that comes from the disappointment of the past and the fear of the future can’t touch you if you are living in the present.
- Reflect on your life. Have a conversation with yourself about what is going well. You could even write about these things in a journal each day.
- Try to look at everything you do in a positive light.
- Take some deep breaths.
- Do things that make you laugh. Read or watch something funny, go to a comedy show, or spend some time with a friend that always gets you laughing.
- Meditate today and get into the routine of meditating every day.
- Help someone else. By doing so, your mind will be taken off your own problems and the things that are bothering you. You’ll be helping someone else at the same time, too!
- Treat yourself to something you enjoy.
- Make sure you are getting enough sleep.
- Get a pet.