For example, if you have the urge to drink alcohol after work, try going for a walk instead. When you're feeling triggered by stress and want to reach for your cigarettes, reach for your phone and call a friend instead. Small steps toward healthier habits can make a significant difference in the long run.
Your network of friends and family is one of the best tools for combatting stress. Talk to the people you love and trust, and share how you're feeling. Your loved ones will often offer a fresh perspective or trusted advice, but sometimes simply sharing your feelings of stress and anxiety can make a significant difference in your mood.
- Where to start: Arrange a weekly or monthly zoom call or phone call with a trusted friend, family member, or group. This can hold you accountable even if you're feeling the desire to retreat inward and isolate yourself. Alternatively, ask a friend to check in if they haven't heard from you in a while. Remember, your loved ones may also benefit from check-in and will likely feel honoured that you trust and rely on them for support.
Follow these five tips to find your Zen from anywhere and combat stress and anxiety during this challenging time and beyond. At OLS, we're obsessed with wellness, and that includes body, mind, and soul. Mental health is health, and we're here for you as part of our community.
If you're struggling with one of the tips above or have your tips to share, please do reach out. We'd love to hear from you.
Stay well and stress-free, friends.