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Wellness – Stress

February Safety Tip

Everyone encounters stress, so here are some tips which may help:

  1.  Look at problems as challenges and opportunities – try to see the positive. You can’t always choose your circumstances, but you can choose your attitude.
  2. Get enough sleep. Sleep deprivation can cause a person to make mistakes, which can increase frustration and stress.
  3. Schedule play time into every day.
  4. Try to exercise every day, just a little bit can help. Consider a short walk at lunch time, or even some light stretching can be beneficial.
  5. Eat for better energy. The foods we pick play a role in our energy levels and mood. Not surprisingly, healthy foods such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, high-fiber foods, lean meats, and poultry are best at keeping energy levels up.
  6. Take an active role in your own health. Having regular medical and dental checkups, as well as other routine appointments and exams as recommended by your health care professional, will help you stay healthy and strong.
  7. Stay connected. Connecting with friends and family is important to your health and well-being—if not in person, then by phone or online. Keep the conversation upbeat and talk about things that you enjoy.
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