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New Strategies for MIND/BODY Stress Reduction

Social Media tracking + limiting app Try the apps Social Fever or SPACE to break your social media addiction. They will track your usage, limit the amount of time you are allowed to spend on those apps, and provide weekly reports on your usage.

Mood Boosting Foods Certain nutrients help support healthy brain function such as production of neurotransmitters including dopamine + serotonin or increasing serotonin uptake.

Broccoli, green peppers, lemons for Vitamin C

Lentils, sweet potatoes, carrots for Vitamin B6

Wild salmon, herring, sardines for Omega-3s

Asparagus, avocados, spinach for Folate

Legumes, leafy greens, pumpkin seeds for Magnesium

Go Green Adding plants to your office, desk, or cubicle has been proven to reduce absenteeism, reduce stress, lower blood pressure, increase positive feelings, lower noise levels, decrease room temperature and lower humidity.

Look at fractals Finding fractals, which are repeating similar or identical patterns, in nature, art, or architecture, can take your mind off stress. Research shows that looking at fractal patterns like ocean waves, snowflakes, or even swirls in a painting produces a calming effect in the brain. Surround yourself with fractals by taking a hike in nature - focusing on the flowers - or try growing indoor succulents.

Identify your triggers First things first, what exactly stresses you out? Do you know exactly what triggers this reaction? How do you react to it? When you have a few answers, schedule your Neuro Emotional Technique session with Dr. Lydia to reduce the stress response to these triggers.

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