Everyone has stress in their lives. I think the day-to-day grind can really weigh a person down. It’s a fact of life. While you can’t always avoid stress, you can learn how to manage it, so it doesn’t control you.
One of my favorite ways to de-stress is taking my dog out to run and explore the local sights. It gets my blood pumping, clears my head, and helps me utilize a few more minutes of the day when I’m not thinking about deadlines or emails. Sometimes, when I’m feeling especially overwhelmed, I stop and breathe for a moment. Deep breathing, especially smelling the flowers, is a great way to help de-stress. Meeting up with friends is always a fabulous way to forget about the worries of the day for a while.
Incorporating healthy habits into my daily routine by trying to reduce stress helps keep my heart and blood vessels strong!