Tips to REDUCE STRESS
Progressive Muscle relaxation: Lie down in a quiet place, close your eyes, and breathe in deeply and exhale slowly. Next, tense a muscle group, such as your thigh muscles, for about 10 seconds and then relax them. It is best to start with your lower extremities and work your way up. Repeat this with other muscle groups; shoulders, feet, legs, stomach and up to your head.
Yoga: Besides helping manage stress, yoga helps tone muscles, improve flexibility, and improve posture
R and R: Take time to rest and relax. Be sure to rest after a long stressful day at work and on the weekend. Hobbies and sports are a great way to relax.
Exercise: Studies show exercise is an excellent way to reduce stress.
Keep a diary: If you have persistent worrying thoughts, write them down in a journal. This will help you put the thoughts aside.
Aromatherapy: Lavender, jasmine, frankincense, myrrh, chamomile and orange essential oils are used for relaxation