Developed by HRI Program Coordinator, Camila Dos Santos, M.Ed.

Tip 3: During tough, stressful times, go back to the basics such as drinking water and staying active. 

When things get challenging, taking care of our basic needs can reduce stress and help to find the balance in our emotions and thoughts. Consistently drinking water, eating well, and staying active can help us begin to feel better and see things more clearly. While doing these things may seem simple, they often get overlooked when we are highly stressed or dealing with difficult circumstances.  During tough times, going back to the basics is sometimes exactly what is needed to cope with stress.