I get it, we’re all busy, and life has the tendency to get in the way of things. Living in Toronto, I understand that the ‘disease of busyness’ sometimes seems unavoidable. When it does, our personal health is the first thing to go out the door. It’s difficult to regain your health when you don’t have the energy to get better, creating a vicious cycle. We all know exercise will give us more energy, but if you don’t have the energy to even drag yourself to the gym, then it’s time we look upstream and investigate ate your health further.
This is where I come in; identifying the obstacles in your life holding you back, and developing a plan that gets you back on track. Diet and lifestyle are absolutely critical to stress management, that’s why I put together personalized care plans for all of my patients. Supportive supplementation through herbs that tonify our adrenal glands and help our body adapt to stress can also be very beneficial. Here are some simple tips you can start doing today to manage stress levels and regain control of your life.
My Top Strategies for Stress Management
- Set aside time for yourself- Although life can seem extremely busy at times, it is very important to make time for self-care. Aim for 30 minutes a day of an activity you enjoy, this could be exercising, light reading, meditation, hot bath, whatever works for you!
- Learn to Say No and Set Boundaries- Enough said.
- Address Dysfunctional Beliefs- Being a great _____ does not equate to being perfect. Set your intentions for the day and focus on what matters to you. If you find yourself saying ‘I am not good enough’, try gratitude journaling. Write down five things you are grateful for in life every day, focusing on positive attributes.