There is an epidemic that we experience more than ever in this day and age. It can affect your life and your health, completely taking over. It can even wreck your relationships and career. What am I talking about? Stress! It is an insidious problem, and it needs to be dealt with. We can all suffer from it, but we don’t have to let it consume our lives. How can we better deal with it all, though? Here are a few suggestions and methods to cope.
Choose One Thing At A Time
Dealing with stress can’t be done all at once. There will be several things that have lead to you feeling stressed, so it is important to clear one or two things from your life at a time. Today, it might just be that you need to clear your desk. Tomorrow it might be that you need to learn to say no to additional things in your life that you don’t need. From there you can move onto doing more, but it should be done one thing at a time.
When you do something each day to be active, it makes a massive difference. It could be walking, a bike ride, a hike or hitting the gym. Boxing or yoga might be useful for relieving stress too. You just need to figure out what works for you and then go from there. Making sure that it is fun is part of the reason why it works. So don’t choose something that makes it a real chore for you.
Do Something Calming
When you feel stressed, it can be hard to sit down and do something calming, as you might be thinking of so many other things that you need to do. But doing something calming is really important. It might be going for a deep tissue massage, reading a book, take a nap, have a bath, or doing some mindfulness coloring in. Try to do something like this daily, however, for many people that might not be possible. Once a week or every couple of days is a good idea too.
Simplify Your Life
If you find that you are finding it hard to fit in time to do everything that you need to, then you need to simplify your life. First of all, you should start off by saying no to things. Don’t do anything that you don’t necessarily need to do. Clear your schedule of unimportant things and focus on the things that you need to do, as well as the things that will make you the happiest.
Going through things in your home that are just taking up space and that you no longer use is so important. It can be like a form of therapy in itself. It might be simply throwing things out, or moving them to more suitable places in the home. When your home isn’t a mess and isn’t cluttered, it will help your mind to feel less cluttered too.