Daily Well Practice #2: Progressive Relaxation

Woman doing relaxation exercise Activity: Progressive relaxation helps to release physical and emotional tension and calm the stress response. You may do the exercise standing, sitting or lying down. Start by tensing or clenching your toes, holding for 5 seconds, then relax for 10 seconds. Notice the different sensations between the tense and relaxed states. Do this with each muscle group, working your way up from your toes to your head. If you would like to be led through the exercise, you may listen to this video.

Daily Well Practice #1: Start Your Day with Daylight

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Activity: Get outside in the morning to soak up 10 or more minutes of natural daylight, rain or shine. If you can’t make it outside, expose yourself to bright, blue-toned light in the morning, and dim, yellow-toned light in the evening.

What Is the Daily Well?

A Well The coronavirus has introduced a number of new, unique stressors into our lives, and it is more important than ever to care for ourselves and each other. The Daily Well will introduce you to 10-minute wellness practices to help you improve your physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing. You can choose your own well adventure, for example you may: