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Be Inspired

Simple tips to help you and your family find inspiration and motivation

  • Are your media habits in check?

    Are your media habits in check?

    Be Inspired Tip: Keep an eye on your screen time. Your children are learning from your media habits.

    You may not realize your children watching you check your phone, watch TV, or work on the computer while you are with them. Include yourself in the family media plan. Try to limit yourself to 1-2 hours of screen time a day.

  • Give yourself an A

    Stressed? Give yourself an A!

    Be Inspired Tip: Learn your 4 A's of managing stress: Avoid, Alter, Accept, and Adapt.

    The Mayo Clinic suggests putting the following tools in your tool belt for avoiding stress.

    • Avoid a stressful situation. Learn to say no, and try to take control of your surroundings.
    • Alter your situation. Discuss your feelings openly, or learn to manage your time better.
    • Accept the current situation. Let go of anger, or forgive someone to free yourself of negative energy.
    • Adapt to the situation. Adjust your habits or expectations to help you cope.

  • Stressed? Laugh it off!

    Stressed? Laugh it off!

    Be Inspired Tip: Laughter changes more than your mood, it can physically help you unwind.

    According to The Mayo Clinic, short-term benefits of laughing include, relieving stress, stimulating organs through the intake of oxygen, and helping your muscles relax.

  • Be Inspired

    Media mayhem? Moderate your screen time.

    Be Inspired Tip: Have family nights instead of family TV nights. Reducing screen time can help you be more active and focused on family time. Set up a plan for digital down time.

    Consider these activities:

    • Playing tag after dinner
    • Play a board game
    • Jump rope around the block
    • Play 4 square
    • Create a scavenger hunt

  • Manage stress for a long and happy life

    Manage stress for a long and happy life.

    More than 50 million adults in the U.S. are caregivers in multigenerational homes where a middle-aged adult is caring for an elderly parent and children1. Being a part of this "Sandwich Generation" can be very stressful for these caregivers. Reducing this stress is an important part of overall wellness.

    But what are some other secrets to living a long and healthy life? Learn more from Dr. Alison Moy, who shares insights from recent studies that have found that personality and an "attitude for longevity" can go a long way.

    1Kato, Kaori, et al. Positive attitude towards life and emotional expression as personality phenotypes for centenarians. Aging (Albany,NY). May 2012; 4(5):359-367.

  • It is not the intention of Liberty Mutual Insurance to provide specific medical advice, but rather to provide information for people to better understand their health. You should consult with your doctor about specific medical questions and before starting an exercise program, especially if you have not exercised in a while.

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