Take time to relax: April is Stress Awareness Month!
Everyone feels stressed from time to time. That’s why taking time for yourself is truly invaluable. It’s healthy to relax, renew, and rejuvenate. Here is our list of 6 positive ways you can respond to the stress in your life and keep your own stress levels in check.
Make a Change
It can be as simple as clearing the clutter off your desk or as elaborate as taking a well-deserved vacation, or maybe finally taking on that new travel nurse assignment? The important thing is that you do something different. Even a small change can make a big difference when it comes to stress.
Make Up Your Mind to Get and/or Stay Healthy
Taking control of your personal health can make a great difference in the amount of stress you feel. The best way to reclaim control of your life is by taking charge of your body. Whether it is through diet, exercise, or simply getting that checkup you’ve been putting off, let April be the month you put yourself back in control.
Focus on Now
Most folks live their entire lives in yesterday or tomorrow. In truth, however, there is only Now. Focusing on this perfect moment, right now, provides a magical escape from the disappointment of what once was and the fear of what might be, and leaves stress stuck in a time warp.
Talk to Yourself
Sometimes a good pep talk is all that is needed to keep stress at bay. Maybe it is high time you gave yourself one by affirming what is right with your life instead of dwelling on what’s wrong.