PRAY

Research suggests that daily meditation may alter the brain’s neural pathways, making you more resilient to stress.

BREATHE

Breathing counters the effects of stress by slowing the heart rate and lowering blood pressure & more.. 

BE PRESENT

When you spend time in the moment and focus on your senses, you should feel less tense.

MOVE

Exercise can ease depression and anxiety by helping the brain release feel-good chemicals and by giving your body a chance to practice dealing with stress.

GRATITUDE

Being grateful for your blessings cancels out negative thoughts and worries (also releases happy hormones)

HUG

Physicians have found hugs to stimulate a hormone called oxytocin that promotes pro-social behaviours that cause someone to relax and therefore relieve stress.

GET SOME SUN

Research suggests that just a few minutes of walking outside on a warm, clear day may enhance mood, memory, and the ability to absorb new information. Going outside can even improve your self-esteem. 

DRINK WATER

Dehydration depletes energy and impairs performance.

GET TO BED EARLY

Recover well.

SOCIAL

 Emotions are surprisingly contagious. Talk to others -- preferably face to face, or at least on the phone. Share what's going on. You can get a fresh perspective while keeping your connection strong.

LAUGH

A good belly laugh doesn’t just lighten the load mentally. It lowers cortisol, your body’s stress hormone, and boosts brain chemicals called endorphins, which help your mood.

PMR

Progressive Muscle Relaxation technique assists you to relax your muscles quickly which results in stress relief. 

AROMATHERAPY

Research studies have indicated that aromatherapy works as a stress reliever in some individuals.

SOUND

Research shows that listening to soothing music can lower blood pressure, heart rate, and anxiety.

GRATITUDE

Being grateful for your blessings cancels out negative thoughts and worries (also releases happy hormones)