Tips on Managing Stress

July 5, 2022

  1. Get Moving! 150 minutes per week of aerobic exercise, like a brisk walk, is a great first step to manage inflammation, pain and stress.
  2. Meditate with deep breathing, mindfulness practice, or other practices.
  3. Practice positive psychology! Your provider can help you get started. Start a gratitude journal – write 3 things every day for which you are grateful.
  4. Get enough sleep – 7-9 hours/night
  5. Develop a ritual for winding down and practicing patience. Don’t speak immediately when you are upset.
  6. Don’t avoid a challenge, face it head on with a positive mindset that stress will make you stronger and more resilient.
  7. Try coloring!
  8. Have a purpose in life – What makes you want to get out of bed each day?
  9. Take charge and feel empowered over your life
  10. Get involved with something bigger than yourself.
  11. Maintain a sense of modesty about your accomplishments and successes.
  12. Work on a healthy sense of self-confidence.