Tips for Managing or
- Work out regularly to relax your body and your mind.
Relax your muscles:
- Release the tension in your muscles by stretching and practice good sleep habits.
Practice deep breathing:
- Sit in a comfortable position, close your eyes, and take deep breaths for several minutes to reduce pressure.
- Eat a well-balanced diet to help improve your moods and feel better.
- Look for ways to slow down in every day moments (i.e. driving in the slower lane on the highway).
Take a break:
- Plan some downtime to give your mind a break from stress.
Make time for hobbies:
- Set aside time for things you enjoy.
- Enjoy family leisure. Download Temple University Collaborative’s Leisure Education Toolkit for Parents with Mental Illness.
Talk about your problems:
- Talk to others about what is bothering you to alleviate some of your personal burden.
Go easy on yourself:
- Realize that it’s impossible to achieve perfection in every aspect of life and practice laughter to minimize stress.
Eliminate your triggers:
- Recognize what are the biggest causes of stress in your life and try to eliminate or reduce those triggers.
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