Stress Awareness Month: Action Plan

April is stress awareness month and South Tabor has some great tips to help!

Stress Less, Thrive More! 

Chronic stress can have serious repercussions for your physical and mental health. You can take action and transform your approach to stress for the rest of 2024! We are including a few ideas for you to consider here:

Pacific Northwest Stress Busters

Find Your Calm in Nature: Our forests are natural stress-reducers. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and smells of a lush PNW trail with the practice of “Shinrin-Yoku” (forest bathing).

Embrace the Chill: Experiment with the benefits of cold therapy. A quick cold plunge or finishing your shower with a cold blast can provide an invigorating metabolic and mental reset.

Fuel Up on Spring’s Superfoods: Take advantage of our region’s fresh produce bounty. Think locally-sourced asparagus, early berries, and more to nourish your body and reduce those stress hormones.

Beat Stress with Unexpected Strategies

Laugh! Seek out opportunities for joyful laughter. A comedy night, funny movie, or finding friends to do something silly with is time well spent!

Switch Off to Power Up: Schedule a dedicated digital detox. Power down the devices and reconnect with hobbies, loved ones, and the beauty of a world outside your notifications.

Breathe Easy, Stress Less: Discover the power of focused breathing. Simple practices like box breathing can bring major relief to a frazzled nervous system.

Small Steps, Big Impact

Conquering stress isn’t about a complete life overhaul. Choose one or two of these techniques that resonate with you and see how they transform your experience this month. You might be surprised at how a little change makes a huge difference. If you’re struggling to manage stress on your own, we’re here to help! Schedule an appointment, and let’s work together to develop personalized strategies just for you!