DeStress Monday helps people reset their mind every Monday and manage stress all week long. The campaign is part of The Monday Campaigns, a non-profit that uses Monday as a cue to promote a range of healthy behaviors including nutrition, physical activity, tobacco cessation, and preventive screening.
Persistent stress has been shown to have many negative effects on our health, including: loss of sleep, mood disorders, cardiovascular risks, digestive disorders and decreased immune response which increases susceptibility to colds, flu and other illnesses.
Our team has assembled a collection of practices and resources from leading experts and organizations. The tools leverage the Monday insight and weekly periodicity which is the foundation of all of our programs.
Research indicates that Monday as the beginning of the week is an opportunity for a fresh start and that if people start the week in a positive frame of mind they’re more likely to maintain a better mood throughout the week.
The DeStress Monday program includes a Monday reset practice with guided audio that incorporates evidence-based stress reduction techniques of deep breathing, mindfulness and positive affirmation. Mid-week mini-resets offer fun creative ways to renew our energy to stay positive and calm the whole week.
All of the audio meditations, infographics, and tips can be used for free by wellness professionals, teachers, hospitals, caregivers and other individuals and groups seeking to reduce stress and increase happiness.