Anyone Can Lower Stress

woman at deskIf 2020 wasn’t everyone’s most stressful year, it has to rank among the top for sure. From hardship created by the Coronavirus to unrest in our biggest cities, virtually everyone’s routines have been disrupted. Whether you’re working from home or transitioning back to the office, here are some steps you can take to improve your mental health.

Mini-Meditation: Even 5 minutes of meditation can help erase negative thoughts and improve your attitude. The people around you will benefit from your improved mood too. If you want something to clear the mind, there are plenty of apps you can access with your mobile device.

Try Tangibles: Meetings and projects will always be there, so why not designate one 10 to 15 minute time slot to turn off your digital devices and do something different. Write a note or journal entry, make notes on a new project or pick up the phone and call a friend or family member just to say hello.

Celebrate Success: Whether you take a few minutes to recognize an accomplishment of your own or congratulate a co-worker on a recent achievement, make “bravos” a small part of your week. Celebrating or sharing our accomplishments can go a long way, especially in challenging times.

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