We all have those on-the-go days, weeks, or months when we’re running from one thing to another with little time for ourselves.
We feel the stress building, and our bodies stay revved up and ready to tackle the next obstacle. I mean, if you think about it, our bodies are pretty amazing. Life is fast-paced, and we expect our bodies to keep up!
But, the physical (and mental) effects of stress, especially chronic stress, can be rough – headaches, GI problems, irritability, depression, and sleep issues can all be exacerbated by relentless stress. For me, my resiliency wears down, my hormones go crazy, and my digestion gets totally thrown out of whack.
Not cool, my friends.
The good news is we can minimize our stress response by becoming more aware (how empowering is that?!). By taking some simple steps, we can start a relaxation response and totally change our body’s response to chronic stress.
Also known as… chilling out, y’all.
And I don’t mean that you have to stop what you’re doing and become a yogi or check out of work and hit the nearest spa. These are everyday tips to keep your cool, no massage appointment required.
New to this? Pick one tip and try it this week. Write it down, put it in your calendar, get your co-workers or family to do it with you, or whatever will help you bring awareness to how you’re feeling.
I’ve got 5 easy, realistic tips to start incorporating in your everyday routines. Click here to read more on Red and Honey…
Want more tips to manage your stress? Check out my Meditation and Mindfulness posts.