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Stop Stressing This April

Find Ways To Decompress During Stress Awareness Month

We live in a fast-paced, go-go world. We run out of the house in the morning, jet from meeting to meeting, run home, get dinner on the table, catch just a few minutes of relaxation and then flop into bed, only do to it all over again the next day. It is no wonder, then, that many of us are stressed out.

Not to mention that a great many of us are connected to our technology 24/7.  Personally, upon retiring, I charge my phone and have the audacity to actually turn it off over night.  I don’t want to be awakened by a random text or telephone call.  That’s what voice mail messaging is all about!

Fortunately, April offers us the chance to take the opportunity to slow down because it is Stress Awareness Month. It is advisable for us to take advantage of the days ahead to incorporate awareness and perhaps create an avenue of  stress management and find ways to de-compress. Perhaps getting outdoors may melt our anxiety? Or an hour of silence might relieve the tension in our shoulders? Or simply diving into a good book may drive away our stress?

Personally, I power walk.  I am convinced that my physical exercise has helped to keep me sane and balanced.  I can feel the endorphins being released as I begin my hikes and frankly, I’m addicted to it.  The great thing about exercise is that it burns calories, helps to create muscles, increases our metabolisms and helps with our sense of wellbeing.

Whatever works, let’s utilize it this month and we might actually create a habit which will help us the rest of our lives. Taking time for ourselves is not selfish, it is healthy. We should not be ashamed to protect ourselves and our health by doing what makes us feel better and less stressed.

What are you favorite ways to de-stress? We hope that you take advantage of them this month! To catch up on the latest from The Maria Sanchez Show, download the latest podcast today.

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