We all know that stress is bad for our health, whether or not we understand the science behind its effect on our bodies. There are many ways to reduce stress or to better deal with stress. What if you've reduced and dealt and there is still too much stress? Think about something else. What are the good things in your life? What or whom is supporting you every day? What makes your life easier? What do you already have that is making your life better? If you can't reduce the stressors in your life right now, then increase the amount of time and energy you focus on the good in your life. If the good in your life are other people, then telling them how you feel will strengthen your bonds with them and positive relationships are also good for your health. Thankful for Someone? Tell them now. If you're picking up your phone to send a text, I'd recommend that you call instead. What if she doesn't answer? Leave a voicemail! Unless the only other option is that you don't say it at all, then I'll settle for a text...but only until you're more comfortable with expressing gratitude. Thankful for Something? Write a list of the things that you're grateful for in your life. Perhaps lately you've started seeing certain things in your life as entitlements, rather than feeling fortunate that you have the things that you can't imagine living without. Want to get daily text reminders during our ReNu Challenges? Sign Up Want to join the ReNu Challenge Email List? Join Here What is the ReNu Challenge? Many of us spend years of our lives living with an all-or-nothing mentality, especially when it comes to taking care of our health and our bodies. We’re either eating the “perfect” diet, following our NuSpecies programs, and exercising every day OR we act destructively, eating anything that is in front of us, not taking our NuSpecies, and not exercising, all while feeling guilty, ashamed, unhappy and unfulfilled. NuSpecies ReNu Challenge is a monthly reminder from Jillian, NuSpecies Co-Founder, that everyday is a new opportunity to make a better choice for your health. Every meal is a new opportunity. Every interaction today is a new opportunity. Just because you ate a bacon, egg and cheese for breakfast, doesn’t mean you can’t have a salad for lunch. Just because someone else isn’t being a decent human, doesn’t mean you should go down to their level. Life isn’t black and white and living on the all-or-nothing roller coaster isn’t sustainable. Each day during the week of NuSpecies’ ReNu Challenge, Jillian will challenge you to take one simple action that protects your health.