April is Stress Awareness Month. Stress is a part of everyone’s life. We easily recognize how unpleasant events can cause us stress, but even happy occurrences can lead to more stress. Planning a wedding can be as stressful as losing your job. The key is to understand the role stress plays in our lives and to learn to handle it in a healthy way. These tips can help to minimize the effect stress has on your life.
Get enough sleep.
Wake up at the same time each morning, leaving yourself plenty of time to prepare for your day.
Learn to say “no” if you are asked to do something that doesn’t fit into your schedule.
Get rid of clutter in your home and in your life.
Always give yourself enough time to get to where you are going.
Take one day at a time.
Make a budget and stick to it.
Include time for exercise in your schedule.
Eat a healthy balance of foods.
Make time for laughter every day.
Take time to spend with loved ones.
Slow down and try to enjoy every moment of your day.
At Soho Parkway, we love sharing lifestyle-enhancing tips with our residents. We hope you find these tips on reducing stress helpful.