3 Keys to a Stress-Free Life | Carson Tahoe Health

You’ve taken on too much at work; your children are struggling in school; an elderly parent has come to live with you; your health isn’t up to par— no matter what stressors life throws your way, you can take steps to overcome them.

Stress has been linked to heart disease and poor immune function, among other conditions. To keep your stress levels in check, take a little time out just for you. Even if you don’t have a significant amount of time to devote to relaxation, just a few minutes each day can make a big difference in how you feel. Here are three ways to help reduce your stress levels:

1. Get a massage – If there’s a massage school in your area, you may be able to schedule an appointment with a student at a significantly reduced rate.
2. Maintain your hobbies – Do you enjoy reading? Set aside enough time to read at least a chapter or two of a book each day.
3. Meditate – Close your eyes and concentrate on your breathing. Picturing yourself in a serene location and focusing on sensory images may help you reduce stress levels even more.

If you’re feeling stressed on a regular basis, Carson Tahoe Behavioral Health Services can help. Visit CarsonTahoe.com/behavioral-health-services or call (775) 445-7350 to learn more.