31 Days to Less Stress

SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For July, that means decreasing and managing the stress in your life to better enjoy the lazy days of summer.

Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you de-stress and relax. Click here to download and print your July calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.)

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Member Comments

Good article. Report
Thanks! Report
Okay it's February 28 right now, but I can do this for MARCH! Cheers all! :) Report
Now that I'm retired, and kids are grown, my mantra is "Not my monkeys, not my circus"
I read that we don't really multitask, just like a computer we can minimize while we work on something else but true multitasking is not really possible. When at work I find that making a list for the next day helps me to get things done and not get flustered. Report
This is a great tool for anyone that experiences stress in life. I plan on handing one to my husband, and to my daughter! Thank you! Report
This month's calender will surely help! We are newly weds and moving soon to a new location. Thank you so much for the tips! Love what day 21 and 24 say! Report
This is an excellent way to work on self-change one month at a time. We all know it takes time to develop bad habits but we tend to be very unforgiving of ourselves when it comes to developing good habits...especial
ly if we can't adapt to them immediately. This calendar will allow all of us to move forward-one month at a time! Report
I printed one off to take with me for a stressful trip. I'm pretending July 23 is Sept 23...let's see... oo goodie, massage points! Report
Hey! The calendars are great! One suggestion: it would be nice to be able to download them as desktops. That way, we could read them each day when we turn on our computers, and save paper. Report
I LOVE LOVE LOVE these calendars every month! They are always full of great suggestions and I look forward to reading one each day of the month! Thank you, SparkPeople! Report
I like the stress calendar. A Holiday one might be good but I like this more general life stress calendar. A Holiday stress calendar would need to cover specific stressors related to the season. Report
I like the tips, and agree that a December stress-lowering calendar would be a good idea.

An idea for future tips: Gather your bills and pay them. I always feel freer when I don't have the mental 'reminder' floating on the edges of my mind. Report
When I'm stressed at work I vent with a co-worker who also comes to me when she needs to. Sometimes I go for a walk to the vending machine out of the office and down the hall, but don't buy anything. It's an excuse to get out of the office and walk around to relax so I can get back to work instead of keeping the frustration in. Report


About The Author

Nicole Nichols
Nicole Nichols
A certified personal trainer and fitness instructor with a bachelor's degree in health education, Nicole loves living a healthy and fit lifestyle and helping others do the same. Nicole was formerly SparkPeople's fitness expert and editor-in-chief, known on the site as "Coach Nicole." Make sure to explore more of her articles and blog posts.