1. Exercise: You’ve heard it a million times—and pretty much any form of exertion, from a brisk walk around the block to 90 minutes of cardio, has been shown to help the brain manage stress. Here’s a great 6 week ‘lazy girl’ fitness plan.
2. Don’t pig out: Studies show that comfort food may not be so comforting. Researchers have found that mice that are kilojoule restricted, so they stay hungry, seem to show less depression than mice who have free access to food. Here’s some healthy diet tips, tricks & recipes.
3. Unplug: All those pinging, buzzing devices can become a huge source of anxiety. Set hours when you’re not reachable—and stick to them just as you would to work hours. Having downtime—taking lunch, shutting off the phone—has been shown to improve productivity. Here’s some tips on how to unplug and detox your life.
4. Clean Up. Even though you don’t want to go overboard cleaning and tidying up on your holidays, just remember that xometimes clutter can be a source of stress we don’t even notice. Here are 9 places and spaces you probably haven’t thought about decluttering.