Dr. Mike's Stress 101 Course

Tips to help you lower your stress throughout the day.

Stress Tip: Breathing

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Tip: Breathe in for 4 seconds and out for 6 seconds. It’s called “4-6 breathing and it can instantly calm a stressed nervous system.

Stress Tip: Meditation

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Take time to let your mind get quiet. Clear out any and all thoughts in your mind. If a thought appears, acknowledge it and usher it out of your mind.

Stress Tip: Phone Timers

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Set a timer on your phone to go off several times a day reminding you to breathe or quiet your mind. You can set up as many timers as you want.

Stress Tip: Journaling

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Have a notebook or journal and jot down your thoughts at least once a day. Just do a “brain dump” to clear your mind. There are no rules for this, just do it!

Stress Tip: Cursive Writing

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Whenever possible, write in cursive. It is great for the brain. It is especially good when used while journaling.

Stress Tip: Exercise

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Exercise. This one is pretty self-explanatory. Get out and move, it’ll lower your level of stress.

Stress Tip: Turn Off Your Phone

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As often as possible, turn off your phone. At the very least, put it in “do not disturb” mode. That way you can still be reached by essential people in your life, but you won’t be distracted by other nonsense.

Stress Tip: Food

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Try to consume less sugar, wheat and processed foods. Avoid artificial sweeteners, especially Splenda. They are neurotoxins and cause stress on the body.

Stress Tip: Improve Nervous System with Chiropractic

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Regular wellness chiropractic care has been proven to have a massive impact on stress in the body.

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