Stress is good! Seriously, good stress, otherwise known as ‘eustress’ serves to help you function at your best. It’s when stress becomes overwhelming that it takes it toll physically and mentally. That’s why it’s important to keep stress in check.
Here’s a few suggestions to help you do just that.
#1 Create a To-Do List
It is best to write down everything that’s overwhelming you. You will find a things-to-do-list much easier to manage than having errands all crumpled up in your head. It’s also rewarding to check items off your list, it helps you feel on top of things.
#2 Organize Your Home
When your home is cluttered and unorganized, you tend to feel cluttered and unorganized on the inside, causing you more stress. Get rid of the stuff you never use by selling it, throwing it away, or giving it to someone who’ll make use of it. Once you’ve done that, organize what’s left over and make a place for everything.
#3 Go For a Stroll
Many people think that going for a walk is only good for your physical fitness. However, walking can benefit you spiritually and mentally as well. Staying even moderately active increases oxygen levels in your brain, which also improves your mental state. Plus, a 20-minute walk gives your mind a chance to reflect and rejuvenate.
#4 Take Up Yoga or Meditation
Yoga and meditation are ancient arts that have been proven to work. They can be practiced separately or together. When you connect the mind, body, and spirit in a healthy, peaceful fashion you feel more relaxed and rejuvenated.
#5 Seek Counsel From Others
If you have a friend you can talk to openly and honestly, seek them out. Getting things off your chest will help you sort out problems and see your situation in a new light. The less foggy your mind is, the more stress you’ll be able to remove from your life.
#6 Do Something Funny
The saying “laughter is the best medicine” is no joke! Laughing can definitely help you to relax and therefore reduce stress. Do something you personally find funny, like going to a comedy show or hanging out with a good friend.
#7 Keep a Daily Journal
Keeping a journal can help you unload your thoughts in a private manner. You have the benefits of knowing that your secrets are safe and you can still vent in the process. Journaling is also a great way to see the progress you’ve made, which can be very therapeutic.