Baby's Second Year -- Your 14-Month-Old

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SIMPLE WAYS TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF

Stress! Why can't it leave you alone for just five minutes? Here are some simple solutions to dramatically reduce your stress level:

Enjoy a few minutes of sunlight each day. Each year as winter approaches and days draw to a close a bit earlier, people everywhere find their stress levels increasing. Making a point to get out each day while the sun shines (if only to run a few errands) will help limit these effects.

Spend time with a good friend. Take a few minutes to discuss your day, then listen to your friend's trials. You'll both feel better.

Make music a part of your life. Choose relaxing or upbeat music that will make you feel happy and energized.

Exercise is a great way to take out your frustrations. Not only will you reduce your stress level, you'll also help condition your body for a healthy lifestyle.

Discover how you can tone your body and calm your mind with yoga and Pilates.

Sit down and start a journal. Write about both stressful moments and happier, lighter times. Transfer those worrisome thoughts to paper and free up your mind a bit.

Find out how to create an Illustrated Discovery Journal

Schedule "worry time." Plan to spend a few minutes each day to concentrate on your worries. You'll free up your day for more productive thoughts and you'll be able to focus on your problems at a time when you are best equipped to find a solution.

 


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