It’s no secret that stress affects our physical and mental health. From affecting our sleep patterns to increasing our risk for heart disease, stress can have serious consequences if left unchecked. That’s why it’s so important to take time to address our stress levels and learn to manage stress and anxiety. This is the idea behind Stress Awareness Day, a day dedicated to spreading awareness about the impact of stress and promoting ways to manage it.
Consider taking some time on this Stress Awareness Day 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 more tips for reducing stress in your daily routine:
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.
Anna is a copywriter at The Conover Company. She graduated from St. Norbert College with a degree in Elementary Education. She enjoys researching and writing about soft skills and has seen first-hand the difference that soft skills make in students' lives. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her husband and four children.