If you’re like most people, you deal with your own fair share of stress most days. Chronic stress can negatively impact our health.

Whether it’s a bully for a boss, a horrific commute, mounting bills, or problems in your marriage, stress is a part of life. But there are things we can do to eliminate or reduce the effects of stress:

Let Go

Recognizing you don’t have control over everything and letting go can often bring profound relief. Engaging with your spirituality can help with this.

Breathe Deeply

Taking slow, deep breaths gets you out of fight or flight mode and puts you into resting mode. Our bodies cannot heal and repair when we are in constant states of fight or flight. Whenever you feel stressed, take three deep, slow breaths in… and exhale the same way… you will feel more calm and relaxed.

Make Self-Care a Priority

Be sure to make self-care a priority by eating right, drinking plenty of pure water, and getting enough sleep and exercise each day.

Practice Mindfulness

Mindfulness is one ways to calm your mind and keep it peaceful throughout the day. There are plenty of Youtube videos that illustrate a variety of approaches to mindfulness, pick one that you like.