#bethinkFull Stress Relief Tips

thinkFull is a stress management app that provides daily wellness tips. It was created by Telus in partnership with mindyourmind and other partners. Download it here for more tips.

  • Ask for help if you need it. Stress can keep building and sometimes you need someone to help guide through it.

  • Gratitude is an important part of resiliency. Take a minute to think about 1-2 things you're thankful for. 

  • Write down any concerns to clear your mind. This can help before bedtime so you don't get stuck thinking the same worries. 

  • Try to be on time and prepared for an obligation today. This may help you to feel less stressed. 

  • Take a chance on someone you trust and try being vulnerable with them. Great relationships are based in truth and trust. 

  • Breathe slowly and deeply for a couple of minutes. Put a hand on your stomach and focus on slowing down your breathing. 

  • Think of 3 simple things that make you feel good. It could be a food you like or reading a book. Give yourself time to do them. 

  • Organize something—your desk, your notes, your music—try to think about only the task at hand for a few moments. 

  • Invite a friend to coffee and discuss whatever's on your mind. Current events, good memories, or concerns you want to chat about.

  • Create a daily to-do list. What's your top priority? What steps can you take to lead you towards those goals? 

  • Seek out books or programs at your local library to help you reduce stress while getting informed.

  • Post up little notes of your strengths in a place where you can see it. Add to it as you discover more about yourself. 

  • Meditate. Sit up straight with your feet flat and close your eyes. Focus on and repeat a positive phrase in your mind. 

  • Go to a funny movie, or chat with a friend about a memory that was really funny. Enjoy the moment & laugh loud. 

  • Keep a notebook for ideas on-hand. You never know when inspiration will strike or you want to remember something for later. 

  • Go to a new website to learn about mindfulness. There are great sites you can go to for a mindfulness break. 

  • Ask someone for their opinion or advice about a situation.  Seeking social support from other people can be helpful. 

  • Do 10 jumping jacks. This will increase the circulation in your body, raise your heart rate a bit, and help you refocus.

  • Doodle on a page. Make a flowing design that calms you rather than one that matches your emotions.

  • Find a smell that comforts you. Whether it's a cup of coffee or a lavender-scented cloth, breathe it in and relax. 

  • Lose yourself in a daydream. Daydreaming actually has benefits to the mind, giving us a brief moment to relax or rest.

  • Fill a jug with water to drink throughout the day. Dehydration can affect mental and physical performance. 

  • Write 3 things that you like about yourself. Think about what you are good at and praise yourself. 

  • Reduce the amount of caffeine in your day. Too much can increase anxiety. Don't forget caffeine is in chocolate and pop too.

  • Disconnect from your technology. Focus on being present in the moment without distractions and interruptions. 

  • Sleep is very important to our physical and mental health and at least 7 hrs/night is recommended.

  • Take 3 very slow, deep breaths filling up your belly. Slowing down your breaths, can slow down your mind. 

  • If you are feeling spread too thin, try saying no to the next request of your time. Limit where you focus your energy and time.

  • Take a short period of time to focus on one thing that is bothering you.Thinking about solutions can help you feel unstuck. 

  • Smiling can have great benefit as usually it is reciprocated. Smiling releases endorphins which can lower your stress levels.