Stress can definitely take its toll on our bodies in many ways - physically, emotionally and mentally.    

I find that when I feel like I don’t have the time to slow down, is actually when I need it the most

It’s important to take some downtime and take care of YOU.  You not only deserve it, but when you’re feeling rested and recharged, you can accomplish more and support others better

Here are 22 ways to take care of you – pick one that you can do today – and every day.  

Make it a point to do something you love every day, no matter how small.

  1. Get enough sleep
  2. Take the time to prioritize your day each morning (what are the top 2 -3 things you want to get done today?). 
  3. Remember to schedule tasks/appointments, events as evenly as possible throughout the week.  
  4. Reduce time on the computer and TV
  5. Take deep breaths during the day 
  6. Eat slower
  7. Connect with family and friends
  8. Take a vacations (or ‘staycation’) 
  9. Don’t be afraid to ask for help
  10.   Make time for yourself – enjoy a hobby or activity
  11. Read a book or watch a movie
  12. Exercise
  13. Speak to yourself more kindly 
  14. Listen to music
  15. Open your windows and blinds during the day 
  16. Remember your goals and aspirations
  17. Enjoy a hot bath
  18. Meditate, pray and/or do yoga 
  19. Get a massage or facial
  20. Go on a walk 
  21. Focus on the positive 
  22. Keep a journal