Here are 50 Ways to Manage Stress and feel joy and inner peace…

Simply put, Stress can mess up your hormones. I can speak from experience… I invite you to read My Story. So, now how many of the following symptoms have you experienced?
Fatigue, anxiety, headaches, dizziness, weight gain (or resistance to weight loss), water retention, bloating, cramping, constipation, sleep disturbances, mood changes, irregular periods, loss of periods (amenorrhea), heavy periods, or infertility.
There is a very high chance that your symptoms are stress related and this can have a negative impact on your hormones.
So I want to leave you with a checklist of 50 things you can do if you think Stress is what’s causing your hormone imbalance.

  1. Learn how to say “No”
  2. Ask for help
  3. Get enough sleep (at least 8 hours)
  4. Walk daily
  5. Spend quality time with loved ones
  6. Spend time outdoors
  7. Learn to meditate
  8. Try a yoga or tai chi class
  9. Give up caffeine
  10. Give up alcohol
  11. Support the liver with a nutrient-dense diet
  12. Laugh
  13. Smile often
  14. Begin each day on a positive note
  15. Watch your favorite movie
  16. Read a good book
  17. Soak in the tub
  18. Orgasm
  19. Breathe deeply and count to 10
  20. Develop a “Can Do” Attitude
  21. Treat yourself to a Reiki session
  22. Listen to soothing music
  23. Eliminate the clutter
  24. Connect with Nature
  25. Plan a weekend get away
  26. Become a list maker
  27. Keep your daily to-do list short
  28. Learn to delegate
  29. Turn off electronics (including cell phone) at least an hour before bed
  30. Un-plug yourself and have a No-Tech Day
  31. Forgive & Let Go
  32. Get organized
  33. Volunteer
  34. Become a pet owner
  35. Spend a day at the Spa
  36. Treat yourself to a massage
  37. Hug often
  38. Hug a tree
  39. Try an art project
  40. Focus on a solution not a problem
  41. Establish clear boundaries
  42. Prepare your and your family’s lunch the day before
  43. Keep a simple workspace
  44. Prioritize
  45. Garden
  46. Always arrive 10 -15 minutes early
  47. Schedule alone time
  48. Do something just for fun
  49. BE in the present
  50. Start and the pressure will be off

Let me know how you manage stress. What works? What doesn’t? I’d love to hear from you irene@optimumhealthclinic.ca