I know, I know. You don’t have time to de-stress. Well, you think you don’t have time. But you do. Because taking time to relax is not only imperative (Ever run yourself ragged only to get sick shortly thereafter and be forced to rest? Yep, that’s what we’re talking about), but when you do regularly take a few minutes here and there every day to de-stress, you actually preserve your energy, allowing you to get more done in less time. So when I saw these stress-management tips from Kathy Gruver, author of Conquer Your Stress With Mind/Body Techniques over on Fit Bottomed Mamas the other day, I knew we just had to share them on FBG, too.
Not to mention that her take on stress — about how it’s actually more about perception than anything else — is brilliant.
“We can’t control what is outside of us, but we can change what we think, what we do with our bodies and what we eat, and we can be healthier, stronger and lead less stressful lives,” she says. “It’s very simply a conscious choice we can and must make for ourselves.”
Ready to decide to be less stressed? Click here for easy ways to de-stress NOW. And tell us, what are a few of your favorite stress relievers this time of year? —Jenn