STRESS CHALLENGE

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Gratitude is a great stress reliever. Researchers have found that feeling grateful may help reduce the stress hormone cortisol in your body. Take time today to focus on one thing you appreciate about your life. It might be something big—your family or your health. Or it might be something smaller—that your car still runs or that you just had a good review at work. Consider why you are so thankful for that thing. Then, during the hectic hustle and bustle of your daily life, return to what you wrote. Feeling grateful can help calm you and remind you of what really matters.