You know them well, those days that really just feel…
Let’s face it…we’re all faced with a LOT of stress. It’s kind of just become a thing in our society that we’re all pretty stressed out all the time. While it is just part of the world that we live in, it’s still not great for our overall health to be stressed constantly. In fact, experts have found that the repercussions of living with too much stress can be pretty serious. Since we know it can negatively affect our health, we need to find ways to tone the stress levels down (we know, sounds impossible). We’ve discovered some surefire ways to manage your daily stress.
The thing is, there are so many things that we do on a daily basis that cause us stress…but in all honesty, we don’t have to deal with a lot of them. If something causes you a lot of stress, think about how you can outsource that aspect of your life. For example, if doing your yardwork adds to your stress and workload there are plenty of ways to outsource those things. So many of us want to do EVERYTHING ourselves, but that adds so much to our plates and causes so much more stress for us on a daily basis trying to fit it all in. If you find you’re overwhelmed by everything you have to do, think about ways you can outsource certain aspects of your day – you’ll be surprised at what a relief it is!
Get Enough Sleep
Here’s the thing…when we’re stressed out sleeping tends to take a backseat to priorities. But sleeping is NECESSARY to our health and sanity. When we don’t get enough sleep our bodies aren’t able to function as best as they can and we tend to feel even more stressed because we’re not functioning at our maximum potential. If you’re not getting enough sleep on a daily basis, it’s time to get serious about your sleeping habits and make it a top priority that you’re getting enough sleep every night. You’ll feel better because you’ll be more rested, and you’re going to feel less stressed in return.
Another way that many of us tend to get stressed and overwhelmed is that feeling of not having enough time to get everything done and just having too much to do. When you feel that way, experts suggest that you take a step back and prioritize. Think about what the most important things are and get those done first, work your way down the list. This is a great way to get your mind straight and not feel so overwhelmed. Get a little bit of a schedule for yourself so you begin to prioritize what you need to and then leave the less important things for last. This also goes for learning when to say no…we’re all guilty of taking more on than we should. Learn to know your limits and when you’re feeling too overwhelmed, remember that you can say no!
Do you have any ways to manage daily stress that you find helpful?