Life gets stressful. That is just the reality we all face! But there are things that you can incorporate into your life to make strides towards it being less stressful and being able to manage the stress better. Which is what we are going to be discussing today. Today we will be chatting about these simple tricks to make your life less stressful.
Focusing on having less stress in your life is amazing for both your mental and physical health as well as your relationships with your partner, family, friends, coworkers, etc. But remember when you are focusing on all of those wonderful benefits of having a lower stress life that it will take effort and there will be times when your stress increases.
It’s impossible to never have another higher stress day in your life. But your goal should be to have less of those days and lower stress levels on a day to day basis. And that is what these tricks will help you to achieve!
If that sounds like something that you would benefit from then keep reading for these simple tricks to make your life less stressful
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Simple Tricks To Make Your Life Less Stressful
Tips for making your life less stressful:
Trick 1: Regularly make lists of what you are thankful for.
Making a list of what you are thankful for is a great way to pull yourself out of a negative mood and feel more positive. It can really help you calm down and put whatever stressful situation you are in into perspective!
Trick 2: Set up efficient daily routines.
Daily routines are not only helpful for keeping your days productive and organized but they are also essential to spending your day not stressing.
If you know what your morning routine and night time routines look like you are more likely to feel confident that you won’t forget things and that everything will get done. Which leads to less worrying and stressing.
Also, if you have your life in order and positive routines set up then you stay in a better mental state all day!
Trick 3: Limit how much caffeine you take in.
If you are over caffeinated you are over-stimulating your brain. Which means if you are prone to worrying you are just going to be feeding your brain with the kind of energy that encourages that stressing. Which is NOT healthy energy!
Try to limit your caffeine intake throughout the day to in general less than 3 cups of coffee (or similar amounts depending on your preferred caffeinated beverage).
On a similar note, make sure you are also staying hydrated. Being hydrated is part of taking care of yourself. I use a water bottle like this to help ensure I drink enough water during the day.
Trick 4: Start prioritizing your physical health.
You have to prioritize your physical health if you want to stress less.
If you are happier and healthier you are much less likely to feel negative emotions that lead you to feeling stressed out. Make sure you are eating healthy food that help your body feel healthier in addition to regularly getting exercise.
Also, if you are getting regular exercise try making some of it outdoors! Fresh air can also help you feel calmer and less stressed out.
Trick 5: Journal when you are stressed out.
Journaling is a fantastic for calming yourself down and genuinely getting in touch with your emotions. Which can lead to you calming down and feeling less stressed because you can get to the root of what is causing you so much stress.
I have a couple different journal prompts lists for different situations that you can check out here:
- 35 Journal Prompts For The Holiday Season
- 40 Journal Prompts For When You Are Stressed
- 75 Self Improvement Journal Prompts: how journaling leads to self improvement.
- 52 Journal Prompts For College Students
Trick 6: Learn how you can disassociate from work.
The people in your life that never seem stressed out you will notice are able to disassociate themselves from work.
I am incredibly guilty of this.
I used to constantly worry and stress about work even when I wasn’t there. And it lead to me not being able to enjoy my time outside of work and I’m pretty sure for 5 years I never fully un-winded.
So start taking the steps you need to take to learn how to truly clock out when you leave work. It will seriously help you be less stressed out all the time!
Trick 7: Make sure to get enough sleep.
Sleep is so important for not being stressed.
If you are feeling exhausted and groggy all the time then your brain won’t be working at peak performance. Which means it will be more likely to fall into a negative train of thought that will stress you out.
Try to get consistent and high quality sleep. Here is 5 tips for improving the quality of your sleep.
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