Sarah’s toolkit for
managing stress

In honor of #StressAwarenessMonth I’m sharing with you my toolkit for managing stress – we can’t fully get rid of all the stress in our lives – but we can take the time for ourselves to help reduce its effects, and ultimately lead happier and healthier lives.

  • 1.

    Sleep.
    7-8 hours on weeknights and 9+ on weekends. Exhaustion multiplies the effects of stress.

  • 2.

    Wellness.
    Anything from going on walks after lunch to scheduling regular appointments with a massage therapist. Whatever makes you feel good and works for you to help you reset and clear your mind, but make it a habit that you can maintain.

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  • 3.

    Diet.
    Make sure to drink a lot of water and coconut water – it’s healthy and hydrating. Eat a diet high in vegetables/fruits/protein and low in white sugar and refined carbs. I also try to get daily sources of magnesium, Vitamin B Complex, Antioxidants and Omega EFA’s.

  • 4.

    Have a beauty routine.
    We can make the inside feel better by taking care of the outside. We can improve our emotional state by improving our skin. We can literally become healthier and look healthier by de-stressing our skin. It is an important part of the de-stressing process

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  • 5.

    Exercise.
    Physical activity produces endorphins—chemicals in the brain that act as natural painkillers—and also improve the ability to sleep, which in turn reduces stress. I like to do AKT in Motion – Anna Kaiser’s dance cardio workouts after work a few times per week, or yoga to bring my body back into balance.Learn more.

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