Poise and Performance | Boosting Mental Wellness and Redefining Personal Self-Care Practices


Even with an abundance of information available about self-care practices, many people have misconceptions about self-care. In a culture where we value hard work and being on the run, we often neglect certain vital components of self-care that affect mental health. What does your self-care program look like and what are you doing to enhance your mental well-being?

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Am I too stressed? You might be familiar with the concept that some stress is normal, or perhaps even beneficial. However, many of us are too stressed. Do you feel overwhelmed some days, or does anxiety keep you awake at night? Those are indicators it’s time to find ways to reduce stress and get a handle on your lifestyle. Thankfully, there are stress management tools you can plug into your days.

Am I too stressed?

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When you feel stressed, think in terms of taking a moment to slow down, focus on deep breathing and practice mindfulness. It’s a great way to better manage stress since you can participate at any time, anywhere. You can also feel less stressed by simply getting enough sleep and eating healthy foods.

 
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The pressures of “stuff.”

Are you feeling stressed because of your environment? Having too much clutter can actually be harmful to your mental health. Psychology Today explains that a cluttered environment can cause over-stimulation and anxiety, making it difficult to relax. Downsizing your belongings can clear