Authored By: Candace Whitman
The holiday season can be busy and stressful, personally and professionally, so it is important to make a conscious effort to manage your stress this time of year and all year round.
One way that Moulder suggests to control your stress is to reframe your thinking. When you begin to feel stressed, think about what you will gain from the experience, what you will learn, and what positive things will come from completing the task that is causing you stress. Stress can become more manageable when you aren’t thinking about it as never-ending.
Another way to take control of your stress is to take “mindful” breaks. According to Moulder, you should focus on mindfulness and movement during your breaks to utilize them in the most effective way.
She says you should take a 10-minute break and divide it in half. For the first 5 minutes, you will close your eyes and breathe. Try to only think about breathing and relaxing. For the next 5 minutes, you will focus on movement. You can go outside, take a walk, stretch, or do a few quick and easy exercises.
For more stress management strategies, click here to read Moulder’s article on Attorney at Work.
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