Sit upright, place your hands on your knees and tap them, take a deep breath in and release this breath by releasing your shoulders. Doing this will take your mind away from all the news and the stress going on beyond our homes.
Emotions are essential since they reveal to us what matters so unpack them by journaling, drawing, writing, painting, or listening to music. Be creative; the options are endless.
Catch some sunlight and take some deep breaths. The sunlight will help the brain release the hormone serotonin, which will help you feel calm and more focused. Breathing will help you be more relaxed and lower stress.
Exercise, whether it is going for a walk, weightlifting or running, any form will help your body release endorphins. Endorphins help relieve stress and pain.
Take 10 minutes out of your day and meditate, this can help you decrease stress and anxiety while also improving your cardiovascular health and relaxation.
Avoid social media if you are angry and stressed about current events, it is beneficial to take your mind off what is going on around us even for a few minutes.
Make a list of short and long term goals! This will help you organize your day and give you an outline on what you need to accomplish without being stressed out.
Stay hydrated, remember to drink some water every day as since being hydrated can help you lower your stress and your cortisol levels.
Call or text your friends and family. This is one way you and the ones you are close too can receive social support. Social support can help you reduce the effects of stress and trauma-induced disorders
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