Exercise releases stress-reducing endorphins and helps you quiet nagging thoughts by concentrating on an activity that benefits both body and mind. Consider taking a yoga class or simply going for a walk after work or during lunch.
Are you doing too much? Look at your schedule or to-do list and prioritize yourself. Chances are, you can cross off a few items and ease some of the pressure you’re feeling.
Meditation not only helps strengthen your mind, it can also guide your thoughts and help you better process emotions when stress hits. Simple breathing techniques can help steady your heart rate and slow racing thoughts.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend getting seven hours of undisturbed sleep each night to restore your body and awake refreshed. If you have trouble sleeping, try to wind down for the night a bit earlier, and limit technology like TV or phones at least an hour before bedtime.
Don’t Go It Alone
Your Benefit Funds’ Wellness Member Assistance Program supports you with wellness workshops, presentations and health fairs. Health educators, nurses, social workers and counselors are also available to work with you on a personalized health plan, help you set goals and share stress-reducing techniques. Call (646) 473-6900.