Sunday, April 17, 2011
TIME TO DESTRESS
People often say they are “stressed” when their normal coping mechanisms have been overwhelmed. If you need to decrease stress and improve coping, consider taking at least one five-minute, destress break each day, preferably more. You can try different five-minute activities throughout the week. These include stretching, daydreaming, deep breathing, reading a few pages of a novel, doodling, listening to your favorite song, or going for a quick walk. These mini "me" times provide a quick break and give you a chance to regain emotional and mental control in difficult situations.