Decompress the Stress

hugsWhen stressed we tend to use food to unwind and decompress.  We need to think beyond our automatic response to eat.  Instead, we can choose to relax in a positive, pleasurable and healthy non-food way.   



Try one of these stress busters:

  • Take a well deserved nap
  • Watch a favorite movie
  • Put your feet up and read Psalm 103
  • Get a massage
  • Play music and sing along
  • Spend time on a hobby
  • Buy fresh flowers
  • Take a walk with a friend
  • Write in a journal
  • Hug somebody
  • Hug somebody again

What is your personal non-food stress buster?  Don’t have one?  Get one.  You’ll be glad you did.

About Luanna Diller

Luanna Diller's professional expertise includes nutrition, health behavior change, and wellness. She has over three decades of experience in counseling, teaching and motivating thousands of clients to achieve healthier lifestyles. She is a wife, mom to a teenager and a young adult, Registered Dietitian and Christian women’s ministries leader. She is a creative cook, loves to dance and recently discovered a knack for hand making glass beads.
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