What are healthy strategies that you have used that work to help you alleviate stress in your life? A few weeks ago I had a day of personal business to deal with that was creating some stress for me. Before taking on those tasks, I decided to do something fun outside for one hour since it was such a beautiful day.
- Instead of “I won’t let stress rule me”…Think “I’ll meditate for 5 minutes.”
Regular meditation has been linked to health benefits such as lower blood pressure. It is suggested that you practice meditating in the same spot at the same time everyday.
- Instead of “I’ll be more positive”…Think “I’ll count my complaints.”
It would be unrealistic to think you will never complain about anything ever again. By becoming more aware of when you do complain by counting complaints, you can reduce this negative behavior.
10 Micro Resolutions by June DeMelo
Be sure to make your micro resolutions measurable (5 minutes, count the number of complaints). My “joy ride” was for one hour!