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 but each day we are also living in a more stressful world.

Stress prevention month invites you to build stress resilience. Research shows stress affects your health – high blood pressure, weight gain, insomnia, and work problems (more absenteeism, lower productivity).

Renewal Rituals®

Research shows you can develop your stress resilience 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.

How do Renewal Rituals® help?

  • 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, 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 reduce your stress.
  • Ecotherapy. Get outside during your busy day. At work, walk around the building. At home, explore nature or play outside to lower stress and depression.
  • Listen. Enjoy some music to relax and energize as you increase your serotonin levels.
  • Laugh. Send oxygen to your brain and increases your artery diameter by 22 percent.
  •  Play. Exercise to produce endorphins and serotonin, the relaxing hormones. Get moving by taking a walk, trying a few minutes of yoga, tai chi, or chi gong.

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