Our world is under a tremendous amount of stress right now. It is difficult to function when you do not have a way to relieve the tension that builds each day. Here are a few suggestions of daily activities you can use to reduce your stress levels. Each suggestion consists of an activity I have tried in the past or I am using in routine practice right now.
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Remember, you are human. You may have a really good streak with managing your stress levels, only to have a really bad day which wipes out your progress. That is okay. I can tell you I have had at least two days like that this week alone. Work on building your strength for today to support your foundation for tomorrow. That way if you have set backs, you are more equipped to handle them in the future.
What stress relieving techniques are you using during this time? If you take the time to read, please take the time to comment! Your suggestions might help another reader!
Devon Brunson, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIS
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