Rest & Relaxation: Be kind to your body – take time to relax:
SLEEP: Most bodies need 7-9 hours sleep a night. Be sure to get the correct amount of rest your body needs to feel rested and be productive the next day. Read, listen to a meditation CD or music that relaxes you if it is difficult for you to get to sleep. If your mind is racing, try focusing on a word such as: peace, sleep, healing, or any word you choose. If your mind wanders, return to focusing on your word..
DAILY: Take computer breaks every hour (screen breaks every 20 minutes); an hour lunch break away from your work area
Practice daily stress relief by choosing one or more of the following:
Meditation or yoga
Practice deep breathing techniques several times a day to improve circulation.
Listen to relaxing music
Take a relaxing bath (Epsom salts optional)
Find what works for you
WEEKLY: Take 4 (or more) hours to do something fun, i.e. a movie, a drive, go to the park, etc.
MONTHLY: Take a day to do something fun for yourself: a spa day, plan a day with friends, go to the park, get a massage, etc.