3 Simple Things To Do Every Day To Eliminate Stress

Modern life brings with it a lot of stress. I know we’re all in the same boat, we have stress in our jobs, stress at home, expectations, and things we want to accomplish. If you’re like me, you stress over things that haven’t happened and things that could have happened! That’s the worst, but it does get better if you manage it.

I learned to manage my stress with just a couple of tricks and stop myself from going crazy, here’s my routine – it might save your life!

1. Scribble it down

Stress can come from so many different places. You could be stressed about managing someone at work, an upcoming presentation, a family function or seeing your friends. Stress flips and flops all over the place, it’ll appear in your work life and in your home life, and a certain amount of it is normal, but if you find yourself flipping out, unable to deal with the slightest change, and panicking, like I was, you need to tackle it at the source. Start by writing down three points. What is stressing you out? Why is it stressing you out? What can you do to change it? I find once I’ve written that down, I can stop thinking about it, and just return to my notes whenever I feel myself getting stressed.

2. Push yourself – even when you don’t want to.

This was a big eye-opener for me. I now push myself to exercise at least one hour a week and have given up most of my favorite treats during weekdays. Even when you don’t want to, you just have to.

If you feel yourself letting stress get on top of you, I seriously recommend joining an after-work exercise class with your friends. It gives you time to think about nothing except how hard you’re working or how out of breath/sweaty you are. Sometimes, that’s just what you need!

3. Keep busy

Contrary to popular belief, the best kind of rest on a weekend involves getting out and doing things. I know it feels as though the best kind of weekend is spent under the sheets with Netflix, but actually, if you plan to do things at least one day of the weekend, you will feel refreshed and rejuvenated. I used to spend most of my weekends at home, now I plan to do something every single weekend.

Getting out more, being social, keeping busy, trying new things and being active helps me massively. Making this one small change to my routine has made me so much more positive and able to deal with change, high-pressure situations, and conflict. I feel more balanced, and I didn’t even have to do meditation (which I know doesn’t work for everyone!)

Any thoughts on stress management? Share them with me – I’d love to hear what you do to keep on top of it all…

Modern life brings with it a lot of stress. I know we’re all in the same boat, we have stress in our jobs, stress at home, expectations, and things we want to accomplish. If you’re like me, you stress over things that haven’t happened and things that could have happened! That’s the worst, but it does get better if you manage it.

I learned to manage my stress with just a couple of tricks and stop myself from going crazy, here’s my routine – it might save your life!

1. Scribble it down

Stress can come from so many different places. You could be stressed about managing someone at work, an upcoming presentation, a family function or seeing your friends. Stress flips and flops all over the place, it’ll appear in your work life and in your home life, and a certain amount of it is normal, but if you find yourself flipping out, unable to deal with the slightest change, and panicking, like I was, you need to tackle it at the source. Start by writing down three points. What is stressing you out? Why is it stressing you out? What can you do to change it? I find once I’ve written that down, I can stop thinking about it, and just return to my notes whenever I feel myself getting stressed.

2. Push yourself – even when you don’t want to.

This was a big eye-opener for me. I now push myself to exercise at least one hour a week and have given up most of my favorite treats during weekdays. Even when you don’t want to, you just have to.

If you feel yourself letting stress get on top of you, I seriously recommend joining an after-work exercise class with your friends. It gives you time to think about nothing except how hard you’re working or how out of breath/sweaty you are. Sometimes, that’s just what you need!

3. Keep busy

Contrary to popular belief, the best kind of rest on a weekend involves getting out and doing things. I know it feels as though the best kind of weekend is spent under the sheets with Netflix, but actually, if you plan to do things at least one day of the weekend, you will feel refreshed and rejuvenated. I used to spend most of my weekends at home, now I plan to do something every single weekend.

Getting out more, being social, keeping busy, trying new things and being active helps me massively. Making this one small change to my routine has made me so much more positive and able to deal with change, high-pressure situations, and conflict. I feel more balanced, and I didn’t even have to do meditation (which I know doesn’t work for everyone!)

Any thoughts on stress management? Share them with me – I’d love to hear what you do to keep on top of it all…

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