Change a thought;

Move a Muscle

Mini Breaks and Coping Strategies to manage stress throughout the day…

  • Maybe you pray or sing.
  • Maybe you BS with a friend for a minute about garbage television.
  • Maybe you scream into a fan and laugh at the funny noise it makes.
  • You tube bunny videos?
  • Roly Poly facts?
  • Rickrolls?
  • Meme war…
  • Stomp
  • Listen to some funk.
  • 5 minutes…noise-canceling headphones…just breathe
  • Take a bath.
  • Jumping Jacks
  • Doodle.
  • Throw some pre-made paint balloons at a pre-prepped canvas and start your career as a PoMo artist.
  • Stutter into talk-to-text feature on your phone.
  • Let Siri teach you to beatbox.
  • Take a Nap.
  • Practice your moonwalk.
  • Memorize pi to the 11th digit
  • Take a virtual museum tour.
  • Write a haiku
  • Grow something
  • Slide around your house in socks
  • Drive to an abandoned parking lot to watch the sunset/sunrise
  • Send a letter to a penpal (Have a penpal)
  • write a silly song
  • sneak around your house like a ninja
  • assemble your perfect apocalypse outfit
  • finish that book
  • write every curse word you can think of
  • [digital doodle prompts]
  • [Challenge: memorize a scene from your favorite movie and act it out]
  • Talk to others who are dealing with similar struggles
  • Read/watch things about folks dealing with similar struggles
  • Aspire to be fulfilled
  • Surround yourself with “good” people
  • Smile…when you really mean it; try to mean it more
  • resilience
  • try trying to be happy
  • remember the good/be grateful and show gratitude
  • appreciate and savor the good
  • give and help others
  • Lose Track of Time
  • Lose Yourself in Moments
  • meaningful conversations
  • spend money on other people
  • Listen…Pay Attention
  • Connections with people
  • Music / Art / Beauty
  • unplug
  • Lose yourself in big ideas
  • Exercise
  • spend time outdoors
  • good sleep
  • laugh
  • walk with confidence