15 Ways to DE-Stress Your Life
Stress is the #1 killer in our country. It leads to heart problems, addictions, depression and early aging. A psychology teacher in California recently gave students a list of 101 ways to de-stress their lives. Some of the stuff on the list are bigger goals, some are more specific, and some are just common sense we've known since we were kids. I felt that 101 ways may have been too many to process, and definitely way too many to print, so, here are fifteen of my favorites, not in any particular order.
Nobody does; don't be afraid to ask someone else for advice. No one knows everything, but everything is known, if you ask the right people.
Write stuff down if you need to remember it. That way you won't kick yourself for forgetting.
Never stop dreaming, it helps you put things in perspective. As Casey Kasem always said "keep your feet on the ground, but keep reaching for the stars."
Don't over-commit or over-extend yourself, no matter the reason.You can't be everything to everyone. Remember to remember you are just one person.
Turn one big tasks into several smaller ones. It allows you to make more, smaller goals, that are easier to accomplish. And when you reach those goals, allow yourself to glow over it.
You don't have to be a gourmet cook every meal. After all, who are you trying to impress?
You can't change other people, they must want to change themselves. You can only change yourself.
Pay attention to the signals your body gives you. That's kind of what yoga is.Controlling your body is controlling your environment. Controlling your environment is controlling what stresses you.
In order to be it, you must first see it. Your body follows the path that the mind is set, so set it on a positive path.
Finding the good in others will help make you feel better about YOURSELF. It will help you to release the negative, "poison" within by finding good, instead of looking for bad.
Always strive to do the best you can on every task, but realize you are not perfect. Only one person was ever perfect, and he died over 2000 years ago.
But make sure you get enough sleep. One of the biggest stresses in life is the rush of arrival. So give yourself a little more time to get where you are going with out rushing.
Always be ready for the worst case scenario, that way if it happens, you will be prepared to handle it.
Get rid of things, and people, that don't make your life easier or better. You don't need things to be any more complicated than they already are.
"All work and no play makes you a dull boy." Never has a statement been more true. So find a little time for some fun in your life, it'll keep you sharp.