Your Self-Care Checklist
When stress strikes, do you have a set of wellness practices you can turn to manage pressure, stress, and strain—ones tailored to how your body and mind uniquely respond to tension? Start and develop such a checklist, and over time, add to and amend it until you have the support tactics that will keep you resilient. Include whatever works for you—from lighting a scented candle to doing laps around the track. Then make this tool your personal action plan during periods of unusual personal stress. Don’t waste time dreaming up stress-management ideas for your checklist. Pick and choose from a menu of hundreds of strategies by searching for “100 ways to manage stress.” Many pages with hundreds of ideas will appear, and you can consider which ones feel right to you. Then keep your checklist at the ready for when the going gets tough.