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SIMPLE WAYS TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF
Stress! Why can't it leave you alone for just five minutes? Here are some simple solutions to dramatically reduce your stress levels:
Enjoy a few minutes of natural light each day. Each year as winter approaches and days draw to a close a bit earlier, people everywhere find their stress levels increasing. Making a point to get out each day while the sun shines (if only to get a few jobs done) will help limit these effects.
Spend time with a good friend. Take a few minutes to discuss your day, then listen to your friend's trials. You'll both feel better.
Make music a part of your life. Choose relaxing or upbeat music that will make you feel happy and energised.
Exercise is a great way to take out your frustrations. Not only will you reduce your stress levels, you'll also help condition your body for a healthy lifestyle.
Discover how you can tone your body and calm your mind with yoga and Pilates.
Sit down and start a diary. Write about both stressful moments and happier, lighter times. Transfer those worrying thoughts to paper and free up your mind a bit.