Stress can kill. Are you feeling overwhelmed and run down and no time for a margarita on the beach? That’s why you need a stress break as stress can actually break down your body. Today, everyone seems to have more of it. Whether it’s because of work, relationships, children, or other constraints. It can lead to depression and anxiety, heart disease, stomach ulcers and headaches. Doesn’t sound very enjoyable. Learning to manage stress by scheduling time for mental breaks should be a top priority.
Manage your time
When you make something a priority, you will find time
Meditation is about finding your inner peace. All you need is a quiet area to clear your mind. Take long deep breaths while focusing on what’s around you and taking it in. Mindfulness is the primary focus one one’s current physical state. It allows the brain to process information more efficiently, and provides a better grasp on life’s stressors.
Prepare for the day
Having a set to-do list and little routines lowers stress. Tasks don’t need to be lengthy. Create shorter lists and break bigger tasks into smaller ones to tackle. The Power of 15 minutes can help you manage tasks in shorter intervals and still finish your list.
Do something you enjoy
Whether it be a new activity or an old one that you start up again, make time for those activities that bring you joy. When we have something to put our mind into, we stimulate our brain and relax ourselves.
Keep a journal
Writing and expressing yourself promotes self-reflection and releases stress. They should be about positive situations, achievements, and what you’re grateful for.
Accept that you can’t control everything
Stress is not what happens to us. It’s our response to what happens. And response is something we can choose. – Maureen Killoran
How do you schedule your own stress breaks and is there anything specific you do that helps you?