Stress is a part of everyones day (and if somehow it isn’t you then you rock!). But for the majority of us that struggle with stress during the day it’s time to learn the right technique to help you manage your stress levels better. So that you can decrease and manage your stress so it doesn’t hold you back from enjoying your daily life. Which is what we are going to chat about today! So keep reading if you are interested in the daily practices to help you manage stress levels.
Before we get into the practices lets quickly chat about stress.
Stress is something that nobody wants in their life but the reality is that it will always impact our days to varying levels. But thankfully it is something that we can manage and ensure that even when stress is present that it doesn’t take control of our lives. Approaching stress as something to manage and lower is much more attainable than trying to eliminate stress all together.
So keep that in mind when you are reading about these daily practices to help you manage stress levels!
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Daily Practices To Help You Manage Stress Levels
How to manage your daily stress:
Daily Practice 1: Create daily routines that actually work
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!
Here is some ideas for setting up a positive morning routine and some for setting up your perfect night time routine!
Daily Practice 2: 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!
Keep gratitude in mind is essential for helping you manage both the negatives and positives in your daily life. When you keep the positives present regardless of your mood it helps you not let the negatives (aka stresses) take over your entire mood for the day.
Daily Practice 3: Journal at some point during the day
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
Daily Practice 4: Say 10 positive affirmations out loud.
Saying positive affirmations about yourself and your life are a fantastic way to feel more positive and help to improve your mood. Resulting in you feeling calmer and less stressed out.
Here are some of my affirmations posts to help you find affirmations that will help you unwind and relax today!
- I am affirmations for women to help you love yourself!
- 72 Affirmations For Productivity And Focus Today
- 86 Affirmations For A Healthy Lifestyle To Add To Your Life
- 62 Positive Affirmations For Self Confidence Improving And Growing!
Daily Practice 5: Make sure to ask for help when needed
People that are never stressed out are largely never stressed because they know to ask for help. So if you are managing your stress levels you need to make it a regular practice to ask for the help that you need to manage stress better.
If you are unwilling to ask your support system (both personal or work) for help when you have too much on your plate then YES you will be stressed out.
A lot of us don’t like to show when we are stressed but ultimately it is better for both you and those around you for you to ask for help before you completely burn out.
Daily Practice 6: Limit and monitor caffeine levels
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.
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