Stress can creep up on us at the strangest times and for reasons we aren’t always sure of. However it’s dealing with it and learning how to best recover from it that’s most important, otherwise it can really take its’ toll. Far too often, people build up their stress and carry it with them until they can’t any longer. This often leads to it becoming something far worse than it initially was. Stress is something we can all relate to, but because we all suffer from it from time to time, it’s vital that we understand how we best deal with it when we don’t have others to turn to. Here are a few foolproof simple ways to de-stress in moments like this…
HAVE SOME TIME OUT
It’s so important that we allow ourselves the time to simply get away from our daily schedules and routines. A lot of stress does stem from what we do in our every day lives, as well as certain situations and experiences, which is why we need to nip it in the bud when it arises so that we don’t carry it with us. Taking some time out can be the best thing for you if you’re feeling like everything is getting on top of you. It’s also good to be able to re-evaluate the factors within your life that are triggering it so you can ultimately control or put an end to them. It’s also important to remember that by taking time out, you are not being selfish, you are simply helping yourself to de-stress and be much more productive in the long run.
So often we see it as a bad thing to indulge in luxuries that we wouldn’t usually allow ourselves to enjoy. However, when things become a bit too much to handle, luxuries are there to be used for just that: to enjoy a luxurious experience. Going along the lines of a spa day (or hour even), a meal with friends, a weekend trip away, or even enjoying your favourite box set with the meal of your choice – these things all allow you to simply indulge in something you love which you don’t do all the time and provide you with the opportunity to forget about things which were previously causing you stress – to simply enjoy the moment.
CLEAR THE CLUTTER
It’s surprising just how much stress we sub-consciously create for ourselves despite not wanting to. In the form of clutter, we allow ourselves to accumulate so many unnecessary piles of clothes and build up things which need to “go on eBay” (for example), or washing that can be done later but never shifts. We all hold onto possessions we think we might one day need, but the reality is that the constant build up of these things is causing us unnecessary stress that we just don’t need. A clear space equals a clear mind, and seeing as your living space is the one place where you should be able to simply chill out, where better to start!
“DON’T HATE, MEDITATE”
In the words of Hip and Healthy, ‘don’t hate, meditate.’ This couldn’t be more fitting when it comes to de-stressing. Sometimes just being still in the moment can bring focus back into your life, and allow you to simply be. It’s so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life that we occasionally forget to appreciate the moment we are currently living in. Allowing time to just be present and forget about any stress we were experiencing can be a brilliant way to almost trivialise some the things we found worrying. It allows you to see them in a more practical way, and can often lead to getting over the problem rather than procrastinating over them.
It’s so important to take care of yourself in situations where stress is taking its’ toll. Stress really can get in the way of life if you let, which is why it’s so important to figure out what is making you stressed and in turn, the techniques that work best for you to eliminate it. By using these foolproof ways to remove unnecessary stress from your agenda, you will be able live a much more stress-free life in the long run!