Like a champ, you’ve been handling your fair share of stress lately and you deserve a break, to say the least! So we are eager to share some of our favorite stress management tips to help you feel like your best self again. Without further ado, here are a few of our favorite research-backed stress busters.
Breathing is restorative if you do it right. In the middle of your day, take a five to 10 minute break to do a breathing exercise. Here’s one we found at Anxiety Slayer™ (anxietyslayer.com), an award-winning resource/podcast for anyone who suffers from anxiety, panic attacks, stress and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD):
THE MEASURED BREATH
You can sit or stand but be sure to soften up a little before you begin. Make sure your hands are relaxed, and your knees are soft.
Drop your shoulders and let your jaw relax.
Now breathe in slowly through your nose and count to four, keep your shoulders down and allow your stomach to expand as you breathe in.
Hold the breath for a moment.
Now release your breath slowly and smoothly as you count to seven.
Repeat for a couple of minutes.
Put yourself first
We know we constantly mention self-care, but it’s our specialty, and frankly, most people don’t do a good enough job of it! You are great at caring for others, but what about yourself? During times of stress, isn’t self-care the first thing that goes out the window? For example, does stress routinely rob you of sleep and serenity? Do you make poor dietary choices when you’re stressed and tired? Fortunately, it’s our job here at Skin Care Institute to help you practice self-care and remind you that we are here to help!
● Your first order of business is to take a break from worrying today. Every time you find yourself thinking about a negative thought, gently tell yourself to think about a positive thought. This simple act of replacing negative with positive thoughts is clinically shown to help calm your body and improve your mood. And don’t worry if you think you are too negative. Just being aware of your thoughts is half the battle!
● Keep up your grooming routines. Showering is empowering, and we are not kidding.
● Call us for skin care advice: 918.948.9639. It feels great to love what you see when you look in the mirror, and we will work hard to help you experience that amazing feeling! If you are struggling with complexion issues like breakouts, dullness or aging, we can help! Our online store offers a comprehensive selection or medical-grade skin care products and advanced skin treatments to correct complexion concerns, reverse sun damage and stimulate new collagen growth for real, long-lasting improvements.
Just say “Yes!”
Yes, you are worth it! Yes, today is a new day! Yes, you can take a walk today. Yes, you can do yoga stretches on your lunch hour… These are just a few examples of all the little things we can do each day to say “Yes” to being our best selves. What is your “Yes” today?
Here at Skin Care Institute, we are passionate about helping you live your fullest life, and we can’t wait to help you do just that! To learn more about our treatments and products, please call 918.948.9639 or request a consultation online today.