Creating a Less-Stressed Life

Stress is a reality of life, but if you are looking to lower your stress levels, try one or more of the following ideas, and see if they make a difference…

MAINTAIN AN ORGANIZED LIVING SPACE

A cluttered environment completely drains your energy, causing you additional stress!  A beautifully decorated and organized space is soothing, and can be a sanctuary for you where you can escape from the stressors in your life.  Work on de-cluttering your home, and trust me, it will make a world of difference!  Luckily for me, I have never been much of a clutterbug, and earlier this year, I was able to downsize from a 3-bedroom/3-bathroom home to a 736 sq ft 1.5 bedroom condo without much of an effort; in fact, in my old neighbourhood, I was one of only a handful of people who could actually park in their garage.

LEARN TO ORGANIZE YOUR TIME

By using a calendar, learning to say no to the excessive demands on your time, and using shortcuts, you’ll be less stressed, and have way more time to focus on the things that energize you and make you happy!

CULTIVATE A SUPPORTIVE SOCIAL CIRCLE

People with a supportive social circle, or even just one close friend or partner to talk to and lean on in times of crisis, enjoy healthier, less stressful lives, and they have more fun!  Make it a goal to meet more people, and/or better develop the relationships you already have and you’ll find the payoff is worth way more than the effort.

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF

If you look after yourself, you’ll definitely be better able to handle the stressors in life.  Try to eat a healthy diet and get some regular exercise, oh and getting plenty of sleep is super crucial too!

RENEW YOUR SPIRIT

As I’m sure you are all aware, we carry stress in our bodies, and hold it in our minds, so a stressful experience can stay with, and keep affecting us long after the actual experience has ended.  Managing stress in our daily lives can be much, much easier if we take regular breaks from it.  Meditation, relaxation, and spending time in nature, are all great sources of stress relief, making you feel much more at peace and able to take on the stress that comes along each day.

When you incorporate these stress-relieving practices into your daily life, you will experience less stress, and be better able to handle the stress you do experience, leading to a happier, healthier life.  Oh, and laughter is definitely the best medicine (but that’s a whole other blog post ahaha!)

“Aim for continuous improvement, not instant success.” (Author Unknown)

-Angela, Receptionist

 

 

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2 Responses to “Creating a Less-Stressed Life”

  1. Valerie Childs Says:

    Wonderful tips Angela ! Often my clients have resistance letting go of nicknacks. Items displayed in the house need to pass a test ! It needs to have a valid reason either in function or form. I may not work (function) but is beautiful (form). Remember you have just so much space and time to clean them. It also honors your space, your items and yourself. Holding onto gifts from friends and family that are stuffed away is not honoring them. Take a photo and then let go – with grace ! Blessings Valerie – New Way Life and Health Coaching

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