FLIP IT! Move, Express, Relax, Eat, Sleep.
MOVE: Get up and get OUT. Exercise. Move your body.
EXPRESS: Holding stuff in is a killer. Literally. Expression heals while repression kills. Practice telling your thoughts and feelings to a friend. Write your thoughts down in a journal. Learn and practice the medicine called “expressing”.
RELAX: Find a place where you can turn the volume of the world down and you can just chill. You don’t have time? Yes you do, nice try though.
EAT: Garbage in garbage out. Cut down on sugars and processed foods and late-night grazing. Respect your body as the God-given temple that it is. Whichever way you are treating it now, It’ll eventually pay you back in full.
SLEEP: Understand that sleep is when your body is quietly repairing your heart, blood vessels and other organs. It’s the pitstop for your race car. Sleep deficiency invites heart & kidney diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke. If not now, eventually. Short nights are literally cheating your bodily organs. And you'll get the bill, eventually.
The above “things to do” will help your stress. But remember, you can’t cure indigestion issues with a Tums.
Start recognizing who and what you've been resisting, and then start making new choices internally. Practice responding differently to things and people when they don’t line up with your plans. Become more curious about your own need to resist rather than with their actions. Start letting go of your need to control people and things. In other words, get more interested in changing “in here” vs. changing “out there”.