Try these simple steps daily to help you live a stress-free life. Each step will help you manage the level of stress you face daily. Whatever the type of stress, you can deal with these simple actions, whether at work, during exams, or at home.
Many things can cause stress in our lives. As humans, stress is a part of our environment. Both internal and external. Recognizing these stress factors and dealing with them is essential.
Often, we know what causes us to feel stressed very quickly. Sometimes, we accept it because we’re used to feeling stressed very often. Compounding stress can affect our physical and mental health. It’s a good idea to try and address stressful issues and events before they build up. As someone who suffers from high blood pressure, I know what damage stress can cause. If unchecked and managed, stress can spiral out of control and cause other problems.
Sadly, there are stressors all around us.
Stress can come from anywhere. From work, family situations, random strangers, or unpredictable events. A simple task like shopping online can cause us to feel very stressed, especially when things don’t go as planned. Money and health issues are enormous sources of stress, and rightfully so. They’re both important.
But the thing is, stress doesn’t solve anything. Our actions when we feel stressed cause a change in the circumstance we’re dealing with. This can be a positive or negative thing, depending on the outcome.
The goal is to turn every stressful event into a positive outcome. That way, you can gradually reduce stress in your life.
Sometimes, getting through the day when you feel stressed out can be a considerable challenge. Please remember that there’s help available, and don’t try to go through it on your own, especially if you’re struggling.
Here are some quick and straightforward reminders on how you can live your life with less stress and worry. Some tips here are ones you already know and are very obvious. Sometimes when you’re in the middle of a stressful episode, you forget how to cope. Let these serve as a reminder that you can and should deal with the stressful situations in your life.
These tips help me manage the stress in my life daily. Hopefully, they can help you too.
- Avoid the things and situations that make you feel stressed. This isn’t always possible, but worth bearing in mind.
- Before you react, pause and take some time to gather your thoughts and emotions.
- Focus on solutions instead of problems.
- Keep a personal journal or planner to help you reflect and plan your day.
- Approach your day with confidence.
- Remember that you have the strength to overcome the difficulties you may face.
- Keep a positive attitude even when there’s nothing to feel optimistic about.
- Find the good in every situation.
- Set your priorities and focus on them.
- Find ways to support others in need.
- Get some fresh air.
- Do something to help you feel relaxed.
- Get a stress object to help relieve some of the tension.
- Set a reminder to be grateful.
- Do a breathing exercise.
- Try some mediation or yoga.
- Speak to someone that can help.
- Gather as much information as possible about the source of your stress.
- Be grateful for the things that are going right.
- Take some time out.
- Keep busy.
- Wear a smile on your face.
- Do something for yourself.
- Get some sleep.
- Tackle tasks as quickly as possible.
- Get enough sleep.
- Maintain a routine.
- Have a nice relaxing bath or shower.
- Diffuse some essential oils or calming scents.
- Practice self-care.
- Look after your hygiene.
- Keep your external surroundings clean and tidy.
- Do some exercise.
- Watch or listen to something funny.
- Pick up a relaxing hobby.
- Invest in some stress relief tools.
- Spend time in the presence of the people you love.
- Eat healthy homemade meals.
- Drink plenty of water and keep hydrated.
- Avoid toxic chemicals and unnatural stimulants.
- Avoid social media.
- Give yourself time to deal with the stress.
- Live in the present moment.
- Remind yourself that you control how you react to the stressful events around you.
- Finally and most importantly, seek professional help if you’re struggling to cope with stress in your life.
Jill Davis, author for Life So Ever
Jill Davis grew up on army bases in the USA and Germany and has spent her adult life on the East Coast. She resides in Virginia where she gets to enjoy lots of hiking trails, kayaking, and other outdoor adventures. No recipe intimidates her and she is always up to try most foods. Her second language is sarcasm and she always looks for the good in life.