Very often, stress can cause us to turn to unhealthy and negative habits. It is important to recognize that these habits do not actually help us—in fact, they can make things worse! Cultivate positive stress-relief habits, so you can both combat stress and keep your mind and body healthy.
Pick positive stress-relief habits, and replace your negative ones with them.
For example, instead of turning to food when you’re stressed, go for a walk, listen to music, read a book, etc.
Encourage yourself to stick to these positive habits.
For example, leave a voice memo for yourself on your phone in which you talk about how your positive habits help de-stress you, while your negative habits do not help.