Let’s be honest. Our lives are feeling a little crazy right now. That’s why it’s more important than ever to find quick ways to reboot and re-energize. Take back control of your schedule, your day, or your mental state by trying one of these six simple actions.
Take a breather.
Inhaling and exhaling seems pretty straightforward. But there’s so much more to it! When you know how to breathe correctly, you can give a huge boost to your brain and body – anytime, anywhere.
Break up your day.
You know that tension you’re feeling in your shoulders? That’s your body’s way of telling you you’re stressed and fatigued. To stay sharp and productive, it’s important to take mini-breaks throughout the day.
Blow past the blahs.
We all lose our mojo every now and then. When you’re struggling for inspiration, it’s important to reconnect with your key drivers – the things in life that get your blood pumping and heart soaring.
Skip the nonessentials.
Are you so done with long to-do lists? Try limiting your daily priorities to no more than three action items. Only include the real needle movers. Then commit to making them happen.
Flex for five.
We all know stretching feels good. But it also helps with circulation. Which is key to relieving tension, improving posture, and increasing energy. Plus, it’s a good excuse to let out a big primal grunt.
Come on, get mindful.
When things are feeling a little overwhelming, a good way to feel more in-control is to be present in the moment. Try spending a few minutes focusing on all the stimuli – sights, sounds, smells – around you.
Still feeling stressed? Cigna can help you develop a PLAN:
P - Period of time to unwind
L - Location to de-stress
A - Activity to enjoy
N - Name of someone to talk to
Need to keep the kids busy? Bright Horizons offers enriching resources:
Explore worldathome.brighthorizons.com for age-appropriate developmental activities, parenting webinars, and more.
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