Stress is extremely influential in our day to day lives. Although there is no real way to live stress-free, there are things you can do to minimize it.
1. Make Your Bed
Making your bed every morning is so simple, and you’re probably wondering what making your bed has to do with the level of stress you’re feeling, well… let me tell you. Coming home after a long day at work or school, to a bed that is made, can make you feel so much more relaxed. It allows for your room to look less cluttered, and it’s one less thing you have to worry about before you go to sleep.
2. Use a Day Planner/ Calander
Keeping track of your busy life can be extremely stressful at times, which is why writing it down can help you keep your schedule in order while keeping your sanity intact. Using a day planner is a quick way to see what your schedule is like for the day, the week, or if you are extra organized, the month. Whether you keep track by using an app or in a book, it’s always a good idea to keep some sort of written schedule on you.
This tip is great for students to keep track of classes, exams, practices, special events, the whole nine yards. And of course, it’s great for parents trying to keep track of everything from birthdays and homework to tournaments and work meetings.
Having a visual of everything you need to do can also block out the feeling that you’re missing something, allowing for more time to relax, enjoy your free time, and focus on yourself.
3. Go for a Walk
Whether it’s a short walk down the street and back or a long walk around the neighbourhood, walking is a great way to reduce stress. Not only does it give you time to clear your head, but it’s also an easy way to boost your mood. Sunshine and fresh air are two factors that can boost your mood, which can help distract your mind from any stress you may have. Exercise is so important when it comes to stress.
4. Self Care
There are so many different ways to take care of yourself that allow for your stress levels to drop. Everything from bubble baths to a good night’s sleep, pampering yourself is a great way to relax and destress. Sometimes it’s the littlest things in life that improve it the most.
5. Talk It Out
Lastly, but definitely not the least, TALK IT OUT. Talking it out is one of the most effective ways to minimize stress. Sometimes you just gotta let it all out to a close friend, family member, or someone you trust. Saying things out loud will help you feel so much better, but only if you’re ready.