Feeling stressed? Try these quick and easy steps to calm down and reduce your anxiety.
Stop, step aside, lie down—even for a moment. Be mindful of what is around you, what you are doing. See time itself as a blessing.
Breathe in the beauty around you. Exhale. Expel critical and negative thoughts.
Take time throughout the day to spend time with God. Thank Him for your health, your family, your home, your friends. Praise Him. Ask Him to bless those you love.
Choose one healthy, constructive thought and hold onto it all day long.
Take a walk and look around you. Notice every detail of the grass, or a tree. Watch as they sway in the wind. This process will help transform the way you are thinking about your own life and open you up to see the beauty around you.
And watch the ripple effect smiling has on each person you meet.
Open your heart to others by focusing on the ones that mean the most to you. Look at a family photograph and remember a happy memory. Reach out to others with gentle and kind words.
When worry kicks in, ask this simple question: Is there anything I can do to make it better? If so, do it. And for all the worries that are beyond your control, pray.
Put on a favorite song and hum or sing along. Music lowers stress!
Drink plenty of water throughout the day and eat healthy snacks. Hunger and dehydration can bring about feelings of anxiety and stress.
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