- Missing someone? Make amends. The degrees to which we love, laugh, connect, forgive (or don't!) impact stress levels, perspective, overall wellness and quality of life. People who maintain close, positive relationships tend to enjoy more robust coping skills, enhanced health and self-esteem with less day-to-day stress.
- Connect with nature. Take a quiet winter woods hike, or a beach walk.
- Give up one self-sabotaging habit for one week.
- Lots of plans but nothing you really enjoy? Make a date to meet a friend for a treat. It is amazing what a powerful stress-buster just spending a few minutes with someone you like can be!