2. Get creative - Spend some time doing the things that bring you joy. Begin something new or reignite an old passion. Write, draw, sing, dance, take a class, begin journaling... whatever floats your boat.
4. Get 8 hours of sleep - Easier said than done. To help with this sometimes challenging issue, begin your nighttime routine 1/2 hour earlier than normal and spend some time meditation or stretching before bedtime. It is also helpful to "turn off". Turn off the television, the phone and the computer.
I challenge you to take just one of the recommendations and do it for one week. In time, you will begin forming more healthy habits leading to less stress and more calm in your life. Stress is one of my favorite subjects to teach and write about. I consider myself an expert as I have struggled with it just as you do. Stay tuned for many more blogs on ways to reduce stress and create a calm, joy filled life.
In Gratitude, Suzanne
Peace in your community; peace in your home and peace in your heart.
Suzanne Nicklas, RN, E-RYT, HHC, is owner of Shanti Yoga Studio in Troy, NY and is a Registered Nurse, Registered Yoga Teacher and Holistic Health Coach. She holds workshops on wellness and stress management and also offers corporate classes and workshops. You may contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.shantiyoga.ws.