Ways to Relieve Stress: Part Two

Brewster has begun to deliver the COVID vaccine to our staff and residents. This has brought much joy to our campus, however, the daily stressors are always there to be managed. To help with the managing, Brewster Place has answers and amenities.– Cont.

Socialize – Back to the basics!

When stressed, social contact can be a good stress reliever. It can be a distraction, provide support and help you manage life’s woes. Enjoy coffee with friends, supper with family, visit your place of worship, or you consider volunteering. Brewster provides many ways to socialize: during a class, dinner, Friday socials, groups and activities and volunteering on and off campus.

Supports-We rise by lifting others!

Many people still need help or an extra push to sustain a healthy lifestyle. You can join a support group or create one of your own. It helps knowing someone is or has experienced the same stressors you are going through. Brewster provides multiple support groups on campus that have helped many others. Brewster also has a wide range of team members who are available to provide support for our residents. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. You can always reach out to your family, friends, or if stress and anxiety persists seek guidance from a professional.

Attitude for Gratitude – Choose your reaction!

Gratitude helps you recognize all of the things to be thankful for. I am a firm believe that there is always something to be thankful for, whether it be a sunny day or a thankful attitude that you arrived at work safely. Think about all of the good things you have in your life. Gratitude reminds you of all of the resources you have to cope with stress, which can be empowering. In fact, studies have shown that people who show gratitude enjoy better mental health, lower stress and a better quality of life. Feel free to create your own gratitude journal. You can always add new recognized gratitude’s and resource back to previous ones. Stress is always going to come and go, however I hope these tools will help you manage your stress. Feel free to comment if you have any other ways you handle stress. I would love to hear them 🙂  

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