Is stress affecting your mood and sleep? Then, it’s time to push back. While being active and having hobbies can help, you can also do simple things – like take frequent breaks throughout your day.
Learning how to relax is very important, too. One technique is imagining a peaceful place in your mind and, then, thinking of all the sights, sounds and smells of that place. Or you can practice deep breathing, with a focus on slow, deep and regular breaths, or tensing and relaxing the muscles in your body. If none of these strategies work for you, find a way to relax that does. Whatever you do, take time to de-stress.