There are a number of ways to reduce any unwarranted stress in your life. There is no reason why the things causing you stress should be allowed to continue to dominate your life. You deserve to live peacefully and happily. Use these tips to reduce your stress.
Prepare the day and evening before for what you need for the next day. Taking even the smallest item off of your plate can help reduce your stress immediately. Every little thing in a day adds up to a lot of stress, so taking out tomorrows clothes or making tomorrows lunch this evening will put you ahead of the game and really add up to stress savings!
Come up with your own personal affirmation, a brief, encouraging statement that allows you to focus on positive thoughts. Repeat your affirmation when you are feeling overwhelmed, to give yourself the courage and strength you need to forge ahead. You will feel much better if you continually repeat that you can feel calm and you can feel better.
Use your sense of smell to reduce stress. Soothing smells such as bay, lavender, basil, or peppermint can help calm you down. Place a little rock salt and a few drops of your favorite oil in a small bottle. Whenever you feel the need, take a deep breath of the scent.
Writing about your stress can be an effective release. There are often things that cause stress that we do not want to talk about with other people, it will help with the stress if you just write them down. Use this journal for recording present day battles with stress, and as a future reference in case you need to remind yourself how you maneuvered your way around stressful situations later.
As we have pointed out to you, stress can be eliminated from your life using a variety of methods. You have the tools available to you to diminish the effects of stress in your life. Use these suggestions to feel better and to live a better life with much less stress.