Step Up & DE-STRESS

  • Take at least 30 minutes for yourself each day. Even if it’s just sitting in silence.
  • Maintain healthy relationships with family and friends. A good support system will keep you through challenging times. And if you find that a relationship is draining you, let it go!
  • Rest. A good night's sleep goes a long way and does wonders for your body, inside and out.
  • Do things to pamper yourself regularly. And you don’t have to break the bank to do it. It can be as simple as treating yourself to a new lipstick color or taking a relaxing bath.
  • Learn the power of “no”. We all have limits but unfortunately too often we ignore them. This is a definite way to make stress a constant companion. In your personal and professional life, create boundaries and stick to them.
  • Share your feelings. Don’t keep things bottled up inside. Talk to someone you feel comfortable with or see a professional. Expressing what you’re going through can be very therapeutic, even if there’s nothing you can do right away to change the situation.
  • Laugh Often. This includes laughing at yourself. So if you don’t have a sense of humor, get one!
  • Volunteer. The right organization can help you find friends, reach out to the community, learn new skills, advance your career, and even help protect your mental and physical health.
  • Do one thing every day that scares you. Eleanor Roosevelt had the right idea. Fear is like processed sugar. We can all live without it. Getting out of your comfort zone regularly builds confidence and truly allows you to live life the way it was meant to be lived.
  • Spend time with people you admire. These folks represent what is possible. They can inspire, empower, and challenge you to grow…and ultimately encourage you to live your highest potential.
  • Keep a gratitude list. No matter what our lives consists of, there’s always room to be thankful. Write down the things that you appreciate most and review it often.
  • Stop & Smell the Roses. Literally. Stopping for a few minutes to observe nature can be a good way to recharge and put things into perspective.