As media bombards us with confusion, take time to unplug and reset with outdoor activities like walking in nature, exercise, yoga, meditation, calls to friends. Set a "no politics" guideline for your conversations to give yourself a break. You need relief! Limit news time on the radio, TV and the internet. Journaling can be a very effective way to release. Putting your thoughts down could even turn into a blog, podcast, short stories, a book, or poetry. I hope you are recording your personal views about 2020 in some way for posterity. There won't be another year like it. Don't let your brilliance be obscured by confusion. Click below to read what the National Institutes of Health recommends to manage stress. Remember you can contribute to your healthiest self by managing your stress. Chronic stress leads to and contributes to reduced immunity.
Isabel Raci, C-IAYT, is a life-long practitioner and student of yoga, E-RYT, certified meditation teacher, relaxation guide, and laughter yoga leader who is passionate about the practice of meditation and yoga as self-care.