Everyday Stress Relief: 4 Quick Coping Strategies

Stress relief – it’s something we all need a little (or a lot) of in our daily lives.

And guess what? I’ve got some tips that might just make dealing with stress a bit more manageable.

Let’s dive into some simple yet effective strategies: Breathwork, Movement, Journaling, and Gratitude.

  1. Breathwork & Deep Breathing

Ever notice how your breath changes when you’re stressed? It may be shallow and quick.

That’s your body’s natural stress response. But here’s a little trick: You can alter the way you’re breathing to support you in stressful moments.

By consciously slowing down and deepening your breaths, you signal your body to relax. It’s like telling your brain, “Hey, it’s okay. We got this.” Try this practice!

2. Movement

Movement is your body’s natural stress reliever. But I’m not talking about hitting the gym for an hour (unless that’s your thing).

I’m talking about simple moves – stretching, walking, even dancing to your favorite song.

Even just a quick 5-minute practice can make a difference.

3. Journaling

Ever tried putting your thoughts on paper? Journaling is a great way to declutter and process your thoughts.

Write down what’s stressing you out, how you’re feeling, and maybe even some solutions. It’s like having a one-on-one with your thoughts and giving them a place to breathe outside your head.

4. Gratitude

In our hectic lives, it’s easy to forget the good stuff. But here’s a small habit with big benefits: Gratitude. 🖤

Each day, jot down a few things you’re thankful for. It could be as simple as a good cup of coffee or a call from a friend. Focusing on the positives can shift your perspective from stress to appreciation.

So, there you have it – Four simple but powerful tools to combat stress.

Remember, it’s not about eliminating stress completely (if only, right?).

It’s about finding your way to manage it, so it doesn’t manage you.

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month and it’s about time we get serious about our stress management. We deserve more great days and less stress. 🖤

Want more of these strategies? Check out our trainings for more detailed techniques and support. Click here to learn more!

Create a great day,

Amanda + Team Mako Mindfulness #MakoMindfulness


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