Stress is one of those things that we all have to deal with. Here are ten simple ways to fight stress every day.
Sometimes that stress adds up to more than we can handle, but if we identify triggers and ways to combat those triggers, it can start making a difference almost immediately. These tips are all things that I’ve done personally, so they work!
Here are 10 simple ways to fight stress right now:
Take time for yourself
If you focus on everyone else, you’ll immediately feel overwhelmed because you forget to take care of yourself. When the stress starts to take over, take a moment and step back and figure out what you need right now.
Go do something fun
How do you define fun? Is it reading a book with a cup of coffee, being alone, simply going out with friends, and letting everything go? Whatever it is, use it as inspiration to eliminate stress in your life.
Delegate some of your to-do lists
So often, we take on more than one person can handle. A great way to reduce that stress is to delegate some work to others, so it is not all on your shoulders. If you own a business, you can always hire a virtual assistant (psst… I can help) to help you manage the daily tasks you hate! Also, investing in a planner will help you lay the foundation for the entire year!
Learn to say NO
As hard as it is to say no, you can’t say yes to everything without letting stress get out of control. Get used to saying no and watch your life get just a bit easier. This is where you can implement boundaries within your relationships, too!
A cluttered home can leave you feeling stressed out and unable to think clearly. Take a step back and reduce the clutter in your life so you can breathe a bit easier.
Put a bit of focus into your relationships
Sometimes all you need to get through the fog of stress is to build up a relationship with someone that cares about your well-being at the end of the day and can remind you that you are worth loving.
Get ahead of the game
Planning your outfit for the next day eliminates the stress of finding something in that closet of yours and helps you with one of the ninety other things you need to do before getting ready for work every day!
When stress takes hold, a great way to fight it off and keep going is to work out. Getting your blood flowing helps burn off pent-up energy and allows you to put the focus back on yourself.
Fight stress with your favorite essential oils
The lavender essential oil has been clinically proven to help reduce anxiety. You can find several great blends that help with anxiety, too. Want to try, buy, and learn more about essential oils? SimplyEarth has some great products! Check out my blog post about their subscription box!
Find someone to talk to
Sometimes when stress takes hold, you can help calm everything going on in your head. Find a trusted friend, a coach, or a mental health professional to help fight stress by talking it out.
Do you have any tried and true ways that you combat stress? Comment below!