3 Healthy Ways to Manage Stress

October 30, 2017

In today’s world, it seems that stress is the number one complaint most people have about their lives. Ask anyone how they’re doing, and chances are, they’ll answer something along the lines of “oh you know, busy!”

We tend to glorify “busy” while pushing our personal sense of wellbeing and relaxation to the bottom of our to-do lists. As we transition into a chaotic holiday season, let’s change the dynamic and focus on cultivating calm in healthy ways.

Here are our top ideas for reducing stress and finding your centre in everyday life:

1. Take a breath. Yogi Eddie Stern and spiritual guru/author Deepak Chopra recently launched The Breathing App, which provides users with a guided breathing meditation to help them slow down and reset their nervous systems for calmer mindset. Try downloading the app and taking a few minutes during the day to focus on your breathing. We bet you’ll feel more relaxed, focused and clear-headed in no time!

2. Walk your talk. More and more studies are touting the immense benefits of walking as the best exercise form out there, and most of us have experienced firsthand the calming, meditative aspects of a good stroll. Hippocrates said that walking was the best medicine, and now recent studies are showing that walking for even a short amount of time each week can lower your mortality risk and improve overall health.

3. Try restorative yoga. Engaging the parasympathetic nervous system and calming the body can have transformative effects on your entire life. Come to our ongoing Candlelight Restorative Yoga sessions with longtime yoga instructor Denise Ho for an ultra-relaxing evening involving hands-on assists, gentle music and plenty of pillows! The next workshop will take place at Generate November 3rd at 8pm. Sign up here!

Not only is stress one of the top causes of disease, but it can also make all areas of your life suffer. Make sure you take the time to manage your stress in healthy, constructive ways so you can truly live your best life!

How do you manage your stress in healthy ways? Let us know in the comments!