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Healthy Habits Fight Stress

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Healthy habits can protect you from the?effects of stress. Here are 10 positive healthy habits.

  1. Talk with family and friends. A daily dose of friendship is great medicine. share your feelings, hopes and joys.
  2. Engage in daily physical activity. Regular physical activity relieves mental and physical tension. It can be fun too! Try walking, swimming, biking or even dancing every day.
  3. Accept the things you cannot change. Don’t say, “I’m too old.” You can still learn new things, work toward a goal, love and help others.
  4. Remember to laugh. Don’t be afraid to laugh out loud at a joke, a funny movie or a comic strip. Laughing at your own foibles makes you more tolerant of yourself, and others.
  5. Give up bad habits. Alcohol, cigarettes and caffeine are bad for you physically, and they actually increase stress as well.
  6. Slow down.
    “Pace yourself? rather than “race yourself”/ Plan ahead and allow enough time to get things done.
  7. Get enough sleep.
    Get six to eight hours of sleep each night. Physical activity helps reduce stress and depression, and makes you sleep better at night.
  8. Get organized.
    Focus on your most important tasks. Make a ?to do? list, and?tackle?one item at a time. Don?t do a?a complete??make-over?.??Change one part of your life at a time.
  9. Give back.
    Volunteer your time and?do a favor?for a friend. Helping others helps you.
  10. Don?t worry.
    The world won’t end if your grass isn’t mowed or your kitchen isn’t cleaned. Set priorities and?do what you can do and don’t worry about the?rest. Spend time doing what you want to do.

?A Specialty Care Serviceshome care nursing professional?can?help you to get organized by providing light housekeeping and?laundry service,?so that you are not overcome with feelings of stress and anxiety.

 

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