On January 4, 2021 my article, 12 Easy Ways to Relieve Stress in 2021, appeared in the Medium publication, Body Wisdom.
Last year was probably one of the most stressful in modern history for the majority of people on this planet. So, instead of the 12 days of Christmas (which is behind us now anyway), or a 12-step program, here’s my list of 12 easy, no-cost ways to relieve stress to see you into the new year and beyond.
#1 Move Your Body
In whatever way appeals and is accessible to you, MOVE!
In their book, Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle, Amelia Nagoski and Emily Nagoski remind us, “Physical activity is the single most efficient strategy for completing the stress response cycle.”
So — dance, run, swim, walk — whatever you enjoy and can do easily. It doesn’t even have to be much. Stretching your body out periodically helps.
I hope you find the tips helpful – and let me know which are your favorites!