You can’t always control what happens in your life, but you can choose how you respond.

When you know your stress triggers, eliminate toxic habits, and make time for self-care, you can change your life for the better.

A happier, more resilient you starts here! Learn how to cultivate mind fitness, so you can make the most of the ups and downs of life.

Mood-boosting tips

Making just a few changes in your regular routine can have a noticeably positive effect on your mood. Experiment with some or all of these ideas to discover what works best for you. You might be surprised at how much better you’ll start to feel when you gradually allow healthier habits into your life.

Ways to manage stress

Managing stress is key to mind fitness. There are lots of different stress management techniques that people all over the world rely on to keep their moods and minds in proper balance. Find a technique — or a combination of techniques — that works for you.

Meditation

A mind-and-body practice that increases calmness and physical relaxation, improves psychological balance, helps people cope with illness, and enhances overall health and wellness. Learn more

Tai chi and chi gong

Centuries-old mind-body practices that combine certain postures and gentle movements with mental focus, breathing, and relaxation. The movements can be adapted or practiced while walking, standing, or sitting. Learn more

Yoga

An ancient and complex practice rooted in Indian philosophy that originated several thousand years ago as a spiritual practice but has become popular as a way of promoting physical and emotional well-being, managing stress, and relieving anxiety. Learn more

Deep breathing

The process of using the breath to help facilitate positive emotional and physical change by influencing the body’s system that regulates blood pressure, heart rate, circulation, digestion, and other functions. Learn more

Imagery

A type of thinking that involves the senses of sight, hearing, taste, and feel and incorporates memories, dreams, plans, and fantasies. Imagery can have strong positive effects on our emotions and our bodies. Learn more

Progressive muscle relaxation

An easy and effective technique that involves slowly tensing and then relaxing the muscles, one group at a time, allowing tension to flow away as each muscle group relaxes. Learn more

Acupuncture

The traditional Chinese medicine technique of inserting tiny needles at strategic points in the body to treat pain or discomfort, including stress and anxiety, by balancing the energy that flows through the body. Learn more

Get creative

Everybody has an artistic side. What are your special talents? Whether you dust off a musical instrument you haven’t played in years or you sign up for a painting class you’ve always wanted to take, give yourself permission to unleash your creativity. It can do wonders for your emotional health.
  • Take a class in music, art, creative writing, cooking, or anything that sparks your interest.
  • Set up a mini art studio in your home.
  • Join a local choir, band, or orchestra.
  • Start writing a journal, memoir, or short story.
  • Learn a new language.

Lend a hand

Volunteering is a wonderful way to shift your attention away from nagging daily concerns and focus on the needs of others. There are countless opportunities for Arizonans to give a bit of time toward causes that are important to them. It feels great to do good! Consider these areas that rely on volunteer support:
  • Advocacy and human rights
  • Animals
  • Arts and culture
  • Children and youth
  • Community
  • Environment and parks
  • Education and literacy
  • Health and medicine
  • Seniors and eldercare

Lend a hand

Volunteering is a wonderful way to shift your attention away from nagging daily concerns and focus on the needs of others. There are countless opportunities for Arizonans to give a bit of time toward causes that are important to them. It feels great to do good! Consider these areas that rely on volunteer support:

Start here

Wherever you are in the Grand Canyon State, there are boundless ways to support your commitment to emotional well-being. Use the resources here to begin your search. When it comes to health and happiness, there’s no limit to what Arizona has to offer.
Exercise (for your body and brain!)
Recreation and outdoor activities

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