Hi Fab Squad! It’s Dr. Jamie The Lifestyle Pharmacist. Here to help you be fit, fabulous, and fulfilled without prescribed pills! Being YOU- a busy professional, business owner, wifey, mommy, fiancée, and girlfriend can be stressful. Trust me I know!
There will always be STRESSFUL situations in your action packed life, but the key is how you RESPOND to them.
So today I’m serving up my foolproof ways to effectively manage… STRESS. Here are 4 ways to be at YOUR BEST when dealing with stress:
Tip #1: Journaling
Journaling DAILY gets everything out of your head and onto the paper. I call it “taking a brain dump” because it purges your mind, body, and soul. With every stroke of your pen you will feel stress leave your body. For real! Journal for at least 30 minutes a day AND do it right BEFORE you fall to sleep. Tomorrow you will wake up refreshed and with a clean slate.
Tip #2: Exercising
Physical activity naturally boosts your mood. Happy hormones called endorphins are released by your brain during exercise. So go for a walk, go to zumba, spin, or pose in yoga class the next time you feel stressed OUT. You can even turn on some music and have a twerk fest in your living room. Dancing counts as a form of exercise too ya know. So twerk twerk twerk your way to less stress. It’s best to exercise for at least 30 minutes a day. You can even break up the time- 10 minutes before breakfast, 10 minutes before lunch, or 10 minutes before dinner. That’s simple right?
Tip #3- Scheduling Some Me Time
Set aside time each week for a relaxing activity that is JUST FOR YOU i.e. no husband, no fiancee, no boyfriend, AND definitely no kids. Get a massage, mani and pedi, take a relaxing bubble bath, get a facial, or even go to the hair salon. The point is to carve out some time for you EVERY WEEK boo to keep your stress levels in check!
Tip #4- Meditating
Meditation is the act or process of spending time in quiet thought to reflect and clear your mind. Start by finding a quiet place in your home to meditate in daily. Then take deep breaths in and then slowly exhale. As you breathe focus your thoughts on what touches your soul. You will center your energy and feel the pinned up stress and negativity flow from your body. You should meditate daily for at least 10 minutes AS SOON AS you wake. Make sure you create a dedicated“quiet place” to meditate in.
See ladies. It’s totaling DO-ABLE to manage stress.
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