Circa 1980 somethingMy mother: So if everybody else goes crazy does that you mean you go crazy too?Me: No?(* I swear, I wanted to say ‘yes’, but
I think all of us can look back on events like that in our lives and see that we have more control over our reaction to fear and stress than we often realize.
11 Ways you can relax your body and mind when your stress levels are out of control:
1. Take a moment to stretch.
3. Listen to music.
5. Reach out to others.
7. Feel gratitude.
8. Take a nap.
9. Think happy thoughts.
11. Close your eyes and listen to the sounds around you.
Stress is a part of daily life. Learning to manage it makes life more enjoyable.
Did you know?
The best time to address stress is the moment it begins.
There’s a momentum to stress.
Once your stress reaches a high level, it’s far more challenging to reduce. Most stress-reduction techniques provide a small to moderate amount of relief. Use them sooner, rather than later, and prevent a meltdown before it happens.