We deal with many stressors in our every day lives. Unfortunately, it is a very normal part of being human. With our never ending to-do lists, looming work deadlines, frequent school projects, and other life responsibilities, managing our stress is crucial to supporting our mental health. Our ability to manage stress is dependent on us being able to recognize the sources of our stressors and explore ways to effectively cope with them. When it comes to taking care of our mental health, I always reiterate the importance of taking a holistic approach due to the mind and body being interconnected. If our mental health is suffering, chances are that our physical health is also impacted, and vice versa. If you are someone that is currently experiencing a high level of stress, here are holistic practices that you can implement to cope:
Get plenty of sunlight/vitamin D
Not over scheduling yourself
Eat plenty of carbs & proteins
Eat saturated fats
Allow your body to rest
Consistent & moderate exercise
Exploring our own relationship w/ stress (i.e. exploring own beliefs, mindset, and history with stress)
Spending time in nature
Prioritizing time for self-care practices
Prioritizing time to be the version of yourself outside of your social identity
Which of these Mind, Body, SELF practices will you use to reduce stress?
I specialize in helping women of diverse cultural backgrounds to effectively manage stress and achieve balance in their lives. In my 1:1 coaching sessions, I help my clients to explore their beliefs and mindset related to stress, identify the sources of their stress, and learn personalized approaches to manage it. If you are interested in getting started, let's set up a complimentary discovery call. See the contact page of this website.
DISCLAIMER: The content of this blog does not substitute for mental health services. These are my personal thoughts gained from my experiences and education as a psychotherapist. If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911.