15 Smart Strategies To Reduce Stress

I remember a time in my life when I got a knot in the pit of my stomach and I started dreading Monday as soon as 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon hit. Part of it was being absolutely miserable at my job {I spent 8 years in banking and still have a passion for budgeting and finance, just not the office politics}, the crazy traffic and 2 hour drive time plus being away from my family for most of the day.  And part of it was not having enough time to do life on my terms. Here I was trying to create my “dream life” and I was too busy working at a job I couldn’t stand to actually be able to enjoy it.  

 

What I learned from that experience was that although our situations may not change over night, changing my outlook on the situation not only reduced my stress level, but it in turn changed my actions which created possibilities I wasn’t even aware of before. Different actions = different results.

 

I also learned that it may not always take what we think it does to make changes or move forward and a simple shift could be a major game changer. If you’re feeling stressed, out of balance or overwhelmed, here's 15 smart strategies to help reduce stress...

 

  • Don't know all the answers
  • Stop negative chatter about yourself 
  • Dance in the rain
  • Develop a sense of humor
  • Find support from others 
  • Stop waiting for outside "things" to make you happy
  • Practice breathing slowly
  • Smile
  •  Wake up 15 minutes earlier
  • Prepare for the morning the night before
  • Don't rely on your memory, write it down
  • Say "no" more often
  • Avoid negative people
  • Repair anything that's broken
  • Ask for help with jobs you dislike

 

Over to you.  Share in the comments, what’s one thing you do or will start doing to maintain a sense of peace and balance in your life?

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Reita

Hi Friend, it's Reita and I'm here to support you through the transformation of taking your life back and living life on your terms. I provide Personalized One-On-One Coaching and Reiki for women ready to find more life-balance and gain a deeper connection with your passions and your purpose.

Hi Friend, it's Reita and I'm here to support you through the transformation of taking your life back and living life on your terms. I provide Personalized One-On-One Coaching and Reiki for women ready to find more life-balance and gain a deeper connection with your passions and your purpose.