So you want to manage your stress better this year? We can help! Learning how to create a stress management strategy that works for your individual lifestyle can be the difference between holding yourself accountable for a positive change or falling by the wayside and failing your new year’s resolution.
At Elements Massage Scottsdale Promenade, we know that stress is an inevitable part of life. There will always be bills and to-dos, trying to find the right balance between career and family and friends. That doesn’t mean that you have to resign yourself to a stressed-out life.
This year, take charge of your thoughts, emotions, and responsibilities and discover a positive way to deal with your stress.
First, identify the sources of stress in your life. From your attitude to your daily habits, this list can aid in pinning down the causes of your biggest stressors. Consider how you include stress as a part of your personality.
Next, create ways to combat and reduce your stress. For example:
-Learn when and how to say no when people ask you to take on things. This can happen in your personal or professional life but understanding your limit and keeping yourself safe from taking on too much is critical in reducing your load.
-Take charge of your environment. For example, if paying attention to the news exacerbates your stress, then turn off the radio or television and limit your exposure to these types of programs.
-Surround yourself with positive people. Don’t underestimate the power of a good, strong support network.
-Be kind to yourself. Treat yourself with kindness, empathy, and care. Whether this means seeking out massage session, regular yoga classes, healthy food, regular exercise or all of the above, make this year all about your health and wellness.