- Learn Relaxation Techniques
One of the most effective ways to deal with stress is to learn how to silence the mind. Meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, deep breathing exercises, and yoga are powerful relaxation techniques and stress busters.
Another way to battle the debilitating effects of stress is to exercise. Whether you’re a jogger, bicyclist or just like to take long walks, be sure to get some fresh air and exercise into your daily routine.
- Strengthen Your Social Network
Connect with others by taking a class, joining an organization, or participating in a support group. Start a walking group with your coworkers to help boost your mood by being with others and get exercise.
- Resolve Stressful Situations
Don’t let stressful situations fester. Hold family problem-solving sessions and use negotiation skills at home and at work.
- Visit your doctor
They’re really in the best position to get your started on the path to a stress-free lifestyle. Make an appointment today or discuss it with your PCP when you have your yearly physical exam.
Download the RxWell App through UPMC. It has programs about stress, anxiety, and depression. The App is free in the Apple App Store or Google Play, and you can earn 15 points toward the $50 Health Education Incentive for completing a program.