Stress Less

With the holidays in full swing and presents that still need to be made and to-do lists that keep growing and days that get shorter and shorter, the need for self care is more important than ever.

Here are some things we do to cope with stress and take care of our physical and mental health:

Take a walk
Ride your bike
Touch plants
Look at the moon
Sit in the grass
Stare at the clouds
Grow a garden
Feel the sun on your skin

Take a bath
Drink some herbal tea
Touch an animal
Read a book
Take a nap
Make a list of things you like

Feed yourself lots of good food
Eat local, organic, and in season
Eat dark chocolate
Share a meal with your friends
Eat fermented foods

Hug your friends
Kiss your lover
Be giving
Call a friend
Make time for the ones you love
Stay positive

Tulsi (Holy Basil)
Matcha (L-theanine)
Reishi mushroom
Vitamin D

Know your limits
Don't overcommit
Do one thing at a time
Ask for help
Focus on things you can control
Give yourself a break
Spend some time alone
Take a day off

This is what works for us.
Find out what works for you and stick with it.

Want to make a tiny zine to carry around all these tips with you wherever you go? Click here to download the pdf. Pick a color that makes you happy and be sure to print it out actual size! This website has a good tutorial for folding a one page zine. 

What are some of your favorite self care tips?