Find Your Happy Place

Find Your Happy Place

Where is your happy place?

“I’m bored!” Did you ever say that when you were a kid? I remember saying that quite a bit, but now that statement is as old as my bowl cut and bangs. However, today, adult me can take that statement’s positive principle of having downtime and designate time for a hobby or activity that a) brings me joy and/or b) serves as a stress reliever. Some folks call this stress relieving habit (coloring, listening to music, hiking, etc.), “your happy place.” While a beach or mountaintop may be the most desired setting, can you think of something local/accessible/convenient to serve as your, “happy place?” And no, unfortunately, I’m not talking about, “Happy Hour.” J

Stress is bad. Even hearing the word stress makes me cringe. Whether in home or work lives (understanding that not all stressors are ones that can be cut out or eliminated), stress is, well stressful and without proper management and self-care it can whittle away at our health and sanity. But don’t just take it from me. Here are Five Tips to Help Manage Stress from the American Psychological Association.

Pat yourself on the back because showing up to boot camp encompasses about 4 out of the 5 tips. If you need help with meditating, there’s an app for that. Try an app such as Headspace or Calm to get started.

This week, we challenge you to find your happy place and go there at least once.

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