RULES TO MANAGE
YOUR FEELINGS & MOODS
find ways to encourage positive thinking and
have minimum stress and worry.
GET ENOUGH SLEEP
Most people need seven to eight hours of sleep each night in order to function optimally.
LEARN OR DISCOVER NEW THINGS
Think of it as “intellectual candy.” Try taking a learning session, join a book club, visit a museum, learn a new language, or simply travel somewhere new.
ENJOY THE BEAUTY OF NATURE OR ART
Simply walking through a garden can lower blood pressure and reduce stress. The same goes for strolling through a park or an art gallery, hiking, admiring architecture, or sitting on a beach.
APPEAL TO YOUR SENSES
Stay calm and energized by appealing to the five senses: sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste. Listen to music that lifts your mood, place flowers where you will see and smell them, massage your hands and feet, or sip a warm drink.
ENGAGE IN MEANINGFUL WORK
Do things that challenge your creativity and make you feel productive, whether or not you get paid for it—things like gardening, drawing, writing, playing an instrument, or building something in your workshop.
LIMIT UNHEALTHY MENTAL HABITS LIKE WORRYING
Try to avoid becoming absorbed by repetitive mental habits—negative thoughts.