Sarah Coleman: 5 ways to handle stress right now
For Steamboat Pilot & Today
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Too much on your plate? Feeling overwhelmed? As the weather turns colder and the holidays grow closer, stress levels can be at an all-time high. Here are a few simple ways to dial it back and focus on what really matters.
- Go to bed right now. Seriously. Get in bed at the same time every night and aim for eight hours of good quality sleep. Can’t sleep? Try a good nighttime routine to wind down to prepare the body and mind for sleep. Tea, a foot massage or a nighttime story might do the trick
- Have a little of something. Treat yourself to a quick fun snack. A boost of energy will go a long way. Try apple slices wrapped in turkey.
- Breathe. Go ahead, inhale and exhale. Now make each count to four, then six, then eight. You will be surprised at how good you feel instantly.
- Sing. Dance. Yell. I dare you. Let some frustrations out in a fun and therapeutic way. Get creative and have fun. In fact, invite a friend to join you for a stress-freeing jam session.
- Live in the moment. When in doubt, focus on right now. There is nothing you can do about the past, and future is always waiting for you. Focus on each task today as if it were the very last one.
Here’s to a stress-free week friends. Go crush it.
Sarah Coleman is a wellness coach at The Foundry, a personal trainer, CrossFitter and coach at Steamboat CrossFit, food connoisseur at Bitchin Kitchin and outdoor enthusiast everywhere.
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