Since 1992, April has been observed as National Stress Awareness Month. Stress Awareness Month is an important time to recognize the impact of stress on our mental and physical health. During this month, we are encouraged to take the time to become more aware of the signs and symptoms of stress, as well as look at ways that we can reduce stress in our lives. It is recommended that individuals take some time during this month to reflect upon their own levels of stress, and how it is affecting them both physically and mentally. By increasing our awareness and understanding of stress, we can develop strategies for reducing its effects on our lives, such as mindfulness activities or relaxation techniques. Taking part in Stress Awareness Month can be a great way to start a journey towards better physical and mental wellbeing.
Consider taking some time this month to reflect on your own stress levels and think about steps you can take to reduce them. Whether it’s making time for exercise or setting boundaries with your workload, taking even small steps towards managing stress can have a huge impact on improving overall well-being. Here are some tips for reducing stress in your daily routine:
- Exercise daily
- Use relaxation techniques
- Develop healthy eating habits
- Spend time with family or friends
- Pay attention to your negative thoughts
- Maintain a positive outlook on life
Are you interested in learning more practical ways you can manage your stress levels? At Conover, we offer the Success Profiler® – a research-based, assessment and skill-building system designed for social and emotional intelligence. This system teaches Stress Management, which covers the basics of managing stress and anxiety. This program will also help you teach your students how to put this knowledge to work for them so they can become flexible, self-assured, stable and self-reliant. Check out our Success Profiler brochure here or schedule a demo with us today.