Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be relaxed, composed and happy all the time? The sad truth is that it’s very easy to get stressed these days, with hectic workdays (or schooldays), lots of pressure (from peers, media, bosses, parents, kids, etc), and all sorts of world conflicts and warring countries.
So, how do we deal with this?
As with every part of life, it’s easier to blame it one something else – and not take blame ourselves.
The good news is that you have the power to reduce your own stress. And you only need yourself and some determination to do it.
“You are responsible for your own happiness.” – Judith D’souza
Here is our list for the 3 things you must to stress less in your every day life.
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Meditation has been proven to reduce stress, among other things. All it takes is 10 minutes per day to get started. Sit down, close your eyes, breath in and out, and focus on your breath (is it cold/warm, do you feel it filling your lungs and stomach, etc).
It does not have to be more complicated than that. Have a look at our guide on how to meditate in 3 simple ways for more tips on how to get started.
2. Do the most important things first
If it has to happen, then it has to happen first. There is something magical about the first hour of the morning. This fact is embraced about the most successful CEOs and individuals (successful is of course a term which can be discussed, but we’ll leave that for another discussion).
One of the habits of said top CEOs is to tackle the most important things first. Just think about your own to do list. Do you sometimes have a task on your to do list for many days torturing you, only to realize that it only took you 10 minutes to complete it and not have to worry?
We often make big demons out small tasks. Do yourself a favor by tackling the most important things first.
3. Laugh more
Studies show that laughter can be a very powerful stress relief, both short term and long term.
Short term benefits range from increased intake of oxygen to activating and relieving your stress response, and long term benefits range from improving your immune system to making it easier to deal with difficult situations.
And if you think about your own experiences with laughter, I am sure you can agree that it is a powerful way to brighten the mood and stress less.
Hope you liked these tips on how to reduce your stress!
Do you agree that these are the top 3 things you must do to stress less… do you have other suggestions?
Comment below, and tell us what you think!
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