Stress Management Tips

A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug. - Patricia Neal
  • Take time for yourself each day. You are a priority.
  • Be realistic with your time. Get comfortable saying "no" to things, especially if it takes time away from your personal goals.
  • Reflect, meditate, practice yoga or deep breathing to foster mindfulness.
  • State positive affirmations each day. Rather than using a negative statement like "I am not good at this exercise class", work hard to affirm the positive, like "I am proud of myself for trying a challenging exercise class."
  • Be mindful that you are responsible for your actions but avoid using negative connotations, like "bad" or "terrible" to describe yourself.
  • Visualize your exercise as stress relief.
  • Get adequate sleep.
  • Take breaks in your day. Take mental health days off from work. Take vacations!
  • Do something just for the fun of it.
Food Mindfulness:

In today's world of over-abundance & over-stimulation it is important to slow down and be mindful of our eating habits.
  • Take time out of your day to eat meals, preferably in a pleasant environment. Savor the experience by sitting down, eating slowly, peacefully & mindfully.
  • Allow 20 minutes or more to eat your meals in order to sense fullness.
  • Portion food onto a plate or into a bowl to avoid mindless munching.
  • Reflect on the purpose and benefit of eating healthy foods.
  • Honor your hunger and your fullness. The more you practice this, the more in-tune you will become to your body's needs.
  • To become a mindful eater, try journaling what you eat and how you feel.

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." Eleanor Roosevelt

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