KEEP CALM and REDUCE STRESS

Do not under-estimate the damage that stress does to your body, research it and you will see

KEEP CALM and REDUCE STRESS

MEDITATE

Just a few minutes a day of meditation can help ease your stress and anxiety. “Research suggests that daily meditation may alter the brain’s neural pathways, making you more resilient to stress”, says psychologist Maller Hartman, PhD

BREATHE DEEPLY

When you are feeling stressed, take time to focus on breathing deeply. Close your eyes, sit up straight and focus on nothing but breathing deeply

REACH OUT

Having a solid social support system is a key to reducing stress. Reach out to close friends and your family and your family in times of need

EXERCISE

Exercise has been shown to increase “feel good”endorphins that can help you reduce stress. A long walk can give you time to reflect, while an intense gym session can let you release negative energy.

LAUGH

Laughter may not be the “best” medicine, but it does actually lower cortisol – also known as the “stress hormone”.

LISTEN TO MUSIC

Research has shown that listening to soothing music can lower blood pressure, heart rate and anxiety. Alternatively listening to more upbeat music can also help by invigorating you.

BE GRATEFUL

Keep a running log of everything you are grateful for. The simple action of creating this list will help you focus on the good in your life.

ACCEPT YOU CAN’T CONTROL EVERYTHING

This one is simple – sometimes you just have to step back and realize that you can’t control everything. Some things are out of your hands, so why waste time stressing about them?

STAY POSITIVE

It isn’t easy to always stay positive. But, you can make an active effort to try and find the positivity in your life. Don’t focus on negative thoughts like “Bad things always happen to me“.

DO SOMETHING FUN

Don’t target to take some time to really enjoy yourself. Find a hobby that enthralls you, do activities that you enjoy. Surround  yourself around people that you have fan with.

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