Let’s face it, managing difficult emotions – such as annoyance and anger– requires extra effort. Use Mondays to master techniques to relieve the stress caused by extreme emotions and to restore your calm.
Ready yourself for change by embracing the sights, smells, and sounds of autumn. By focusing your attention on the natural beauty of the season, you can approach decisions with a head clear of fear and doubt.
If you need to destress from work, school, or just life in general, take a walk. Mindful walking can reduce your chances of problems with blood pressure, obesity, depression and heart disease long term.
Mindfulness is a form of meditation that involves concentrating intensely on the sensations around you. By bringing focus to one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, mindfulness can be used to achieve a state of calm without self-judgement.
This Monday, see how taking a glass-half-full instead of a glass-half-empty approach, or adopting a more optimistic point of view, can help you feel better about daily life, and build mental strength and resilience.
Scientists have found that laughter can put us in a more positive frame of mind and help reinforce social connections that can lead to greater social satisfaction and happiness. This week make laughter a part of your Monday Refresh!
Start this week with a fresh beginning. This exercise serves a dual purpose: It helps clear your mind of worries, stress and unhappiness. And it creates a clean slate for you to refresh your healthy intentions.
Change your focus to recall the positive this Monday for unexpected results. Savoring and focusing your thoughts on positive events is a way to shift to the positive and deflect stress.
Self-massage has been touted by health and wellness experts as a soothing way to work out tension in your body. With a gentle touch, knowing the basics can melt away stress.
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