5 Simple Ways to Start the Week with Less Stress
Stress can take a toll on your physical health and mental wellbeing, but it can also prevent you from excelling at work or cause disruptions in your personal life.
So how do you start the week feeling less stressed?
Although there’s no magic pill or potion, there are some simple steps you can take at the beginning of each week to better manage your emotions.
This Monday, try these five simple ways to minimize stress and start the week feeling calm, clear, and energized.
Set Healthy Intentions with Visualization
Prepare yourself for a productive week by refreshing your intentions. Visualization is a meditation technique used to identify a thought causing you unhappiness and to allow that source of negativity to drift away. When your mind is clear of stress, set some new healthy intensions for the week.
Boost Your Energy with Deep Breathing
If you’re feeling a little low energy or having trouble focusing, try adding this one-minute controlled breathing exercise to your morning or afternoon routine. A simple deep breathing practice can help better manage stress and power you through the day.
Have a Mindful Monday
If you ever find yourself sitting, standing, waiting, or walking from one place to another, you can easily squeeze in a mindful moment. By paying greater attention to all that’s going on around you—sights, smells, sounds, weather—you can clear your mind of clutter and unnecessary stress.
Give a Little Extra Kindness
It truly is better to give than to receive. By flooding your world with kindness and compassion, you’ll stand to reap the benefits of perpetual positivity. Think about your daily routine, and imagine how you can boost the spirits of the people you see along the way. One action can really make a difference and may even lead to a chain-reaction of positivity.
Rejuvenate with Better Sleep
Sleep is a powerful way to recharge and replenish. There are a number of ways to improve the quality of your sleep, but for a quick solution, try unplugging your phone and computer, relaxing with some deep belly breaths, or listen to a soothing audio mediation.