Tips to Reduce Stress Now
Here are some great Tips to Reduce Stress Now.
Sometimes you are entangled in so many levels of stress that you just want the quickest way to reduce some stress in your life so that you can then focus on the specific problems.
Here are a few things you can do on a daily basis that will show immediate results so that you have time to re-group and attack your issues.
Quick Tips to Reduce Stress Now
Go to bed on time.
Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.
Delegate tasks to capable others.
Simplify and un-clutter your life. Get organized so everything has its place.
Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.
Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don't lump the hard things all together.
Take one day at a time.
Separate worries from concerns. If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you to do and let go of the anxiety. If you can't do anything about a situation, set it aside for now.
Live within your budget.
Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.
Think before you speak - Remember Death and Life are in the Power of the Tongue. (Proverbs 18:21)
Do something for the Kid in you every day.
Write thoughts and inspirations down.
Every day, find time to be alone.
Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don't wait until it's time to go to bed to try and pray.
Make friends with Godly people.
Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.
Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).
Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).
Sit on your ego.
Talk less; listen more.
Every night before bed thank God for all of the things that happened that day the you're grateful for.
Stay 1 step ahead – Prepare for tomorrow before bedtime. Pick your clothes, lay out things you will need to take if you are leaving your home, prepare coffee (if you drink it) so that all you have to do in the morning is hit the button to the on position.
Always view your own expectations and perceptions when feeling frustrated to be sure you are being rational.
If you sit a majority of time during the day and/or work a computer, be sure to break away for a minimum of 5 minutes and hour. Stand up and stretch, twist from side to side or take a brief walk to the next room and back or simply look out a window.
If your workload is to large break it into smaller pieces so you can attack it one step at a time and see the progress you are making.
Lists to keep you on target this avoids you having to constantly re-group and decide what to do next. If you are in the middle of a task when you think of something that you need to do – add it to your list and return to your primary task.
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Focus and put all your energies into one project at a time.
If stress levels start to rise – back away from what you are doing and take 5 BIG DEEP Breathes and blow it out. (You will be amazed at your body’s reaction as this triggers your relaxation response)
Listen to music on your way to work and if possible while you work – something that prompts peaceful thoughts and feelings of calm. You want to achieve setting a background noise that will sooth your mind and that will allow you to maintain focus on your priorities.
Purchase a daily calendar or daily cards that will give you inspirational quotes to concentrate on throughout the day.
Get away for lunch even if this is stepping onto the patio with a sandwich or walking around your building at work or reading a chapter of a good book in your vehicle. You may think that wasting time will put you more behind but with a fresh start you’ll accomplish much more in the afternoon.
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Focus on eating healthy foods which will increase your energy and make you less sluggish. Take some almonds, nuts or fruit for mid-day snacks.
If possible, use an Essential Oil diffuser. This will help to keep focus, keep calm and strengthen your bodies overall health.
Do something special or nice for someone even if this means sending an uplifting email, bringing a muffin to work for a friend or simply leaving a smiley face on their desk.
Take a break – close your eyes and picture yourself on a deserted island (or place of your choosing) this is a great mini diversion.
Get involved in a hobby to create not only some fun time but some well deserved relaxation. A small gardening project can give you just the right meditation time to quiet your mind.
Get some form of physical fitness every day even if it is just a walk around your home or place of employment at lunch.
Aggressive workouts will reduce even more stress if you have gym equipment or a gym membership.
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If you can make the time, try a relaxing soak in a bath with Epsom salts. and lavender essential oil.
Learn to be flexible – not everything will always go your way. Be prepared mentally when it doesn’t so you can roll with the flow. Remember there’s tomorrow.
Place a drop of lavender on your wrist before bed so you will get a restful nights sleep.
Listen to soothing sounds with pillow speakers or use a bedside CD player.
Laugh as often as you can. Watch comedy movies. Keep a humorous book with you to read when you take a break from your daily activities.
Soak in a Jacuzzi or Hot Tub. Most people don’t have one in their home but you can find these at a gym or take a night to get away to a hotel this will offer you a whole night of relaxation.
Play a game. You can use a computer or just carry a deck of cards with you to play a quick game of solitaire. Try an easy crossword book – the easier the better.
At home you can set up a puzzle to use for some major mind relaxation.
Break out the popcorn and watch a good movie.
Plan ahead – if you're taking a trip start to get ready early and make a list of things you don’t want to forget.
Keep Household Back up’s – Sometimes this isn’t possible with limited storage space but how many times have you run out of something at home that you use all the time. Coffee, laundry soap, toothpaste, shampoo, sugar etc. There’s no stress when you run out if you can just grab for a back up.
Say no to any requests that you know will overload your schedule both at work or at home.
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Simplify and organize your surroundings one small step at a time. If it’s broke – fix it or ditch it, you don’t need the aggravation. If you don’t use it or need it – donate it or dump it. If it doesn’t have a place – make one for it. You will save loads of time if you make everything a little easier on yourself.
Take the time to make yourself look good. The better you look the more positive you feel, confidence you have, and energy you’ll possess.
Carry with you a picture or pictures of past events that make you feel happy. Place one of these pictures in your work area if available.
I hope this gave you some new and creative ideas to help on your path to a semi-less stressful life.