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How can I reduce stress in the afternoon?

Michael B. Finkelstein, MD
Internal Medicine
To reduce stress in the afternoon, take two or three minutes to write down five things for which you are grateful. Be sure to write them down, instead of just mentally noting them. The act of writing will drive home the positive messages. Doing this is a powerful way to help you shift perspective. Your gratitude can be as simple as having a roof over your head or food in your stomach. They can be phrased as, “I love my dog” or “I am happy the sun is out.” Taking time to pause and reflect on the many gifts in your life -- which you may take for granted -- will help you stay resilient and relax after a stressful day.

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