It’s Stress Prevention Month
October is Stress Prevention Month. We are entering the stressful holiday season. We are approaching a time of seasonal stress. However each day we are also living in a more stressful world.
Stress prevention month is an invitation to build stress resilience. For example, try just a quick breathing exercise. Research shows stress affects your health. It affects, for example, blood pressure, weight gain, insomnia, and work problems (more absenteeism, lower productivity).
Renewal Rituals® for Stress Prevention Month
Research shows you can develop your stress resilience with not too much work. For instance, prevent stress by engaging in some simple Renewal Rituals®. These Renewal Rituals® are simple and scientifically proven to reduce stress. Learn stress education for yourself, your family and your company alike.
How do Renewal Rituals® help?
- More energy
- Stress reduction
- Increased productivity and creativity
- Resets your mental and physical thermostat
- Creates resilience
5-Minute Renewal Rituals®
- Meditation. Try a 5-minute meditation at the Mindful Living Network to relax and energize your brain.
- Breathe. Close your eyes, deeply inhale to the count of 1-2-3-4. Then exhale to the count of 1-2-3-4. Experience the oxygen cleansing your brain.
- Buddy system. Find a friend to share your life. Friends open your heart and as a result, reduce your stress.
- Ecotherapy. Get outside during your busy day. For example, while at work, walk around the building. Or while at home, explore nature by playing outside. This will help to lower stress and as a result, lessen depression.
- Listen. Enjoy some music to relax and as a result, energize and increase your serotonin levels.
- Laugh. Laughing sends oxygen to your brain. A direct result of this is it increases your artery diameter by 22 percent.
- Play. Exercise to produce endorphins and serotonin, the relaxing hormones. Get moving by taking a walk. Try a few minutes of yoga, tai chi, or chi gong for instance.
You can find even more stress reduction tips on our sister site, Mindful Living Network.