Too many things on your holiday do-to-list? Here are 5 tools to manage your stress better:
Eat Well – Stress hormones, (for ex. cortisol) deplete important nutrients including vitamins B and C, and magnesium from the body. Eat a balanced, varied diet so your body can handle stress and keep stress hormones in check.
Exercise – Exercise stimulates the body to release endorphins, which are brain chemicals that improve mood and relieve stress.
Outlook – Your outlook influences the way you see things. Change is a healthy, normal part of life. Think of challenges as opportunities.
Relax – Relaxing is a release valve for stress. Relaxation methods vary by individual and can include meditation, yoga and exercise.
Restorative Sleep – Practicing good sleep hygiene will give your body an opportunity to recover from everyday stress.