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Coping with Stress: 30-day Self-care Challenge

Posted by Integrative Medicine Team on Apr 3, 2020 3:51:50 PM

During times of change and crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to take care of your mind and body. While anxiety, fear and strong emotions are normal, don’t let them consume your daily life.

Blog Feature_30 Day Challenge 573X335-01Use this 30-day challenge to help you cope with the stress: 

  1. Start a journal: Write down 10 things that make you feel grateful.
  2. Go to bed 30 minutes earlier than usual.
  3. Take 15 minutes to walk or bike outdoors.
  4. Call someone you love.
  5. Forgive yourself.
  6. Unplug from electronics/social media for a day.
  7. Journal Day: Write a list of short-term goals.
  8. Make a colorful salad.
  9. Take time to watch a sunrise or sunset.
  10. Set aside five things you never use/wear to donate.
  11. Listen to music from when you were young.
  12. Do one thing that makes you smile.
  13. Journal Day: describe how you help others.
  14. Send an encouraging text message to five coworkers.
  15. Do 15 minutes of meditation.
  16. Read a funny book.
  17. Make time for a healthy breakfast.
  18. Allow yourself time to take a nap.
  19. De-clutter the space you spend the most time in.
  20. Let yourself lose track of time doing something you love.
  21. Journal Day: Share something you are proud of in your life. 
  22. Mindfully eat your next meal for 30 minutes: focus on flavor, texture and aroma.
  23. Start your day with a positive thought.
  24. Watch a funny movie.
  25. Journal Day: "Right now, I am inspired by…"
  26. Unfollow social media accounts that don’t generate positivity.
  27. Journal Day: Write down three qualities you like about yourself.
  28. Pick a vase full of flowers.
  29. Journal Day: Make a list of everything you’d like to say "no" to. 
  30. Talk to someone you can trust during this difficult time. 

Are you interested in making lifestyle changes but don’t know where to start? Lake Health Wellness Coaching may be just what you need. A wellness coach can help you set goals and support you as you make changes that fit your personal needs. Call 440-701-7537 to get started.

Topics: Stress, COVID-19