6 Techniques to Live a Stress-Free Life

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays behind us, it’s important to decompress and manage your stress. Let’s make 2017 a stress-free year!

We’ve all dealt with it and we know how it affects our well-being. Stress is an inevitable part of life that can alter your day … or even your life. Learning how to cope with stress will guarantee your ability to remain healthy and happy. There are several things that can be done to effectively deal with and/or eliminate stress in your life. These techniques will help you relax your mind and your body.

Write it out. Writing is one of the best ways to ease your mind while letting out your feelings. Putting how you feel on paper puts things in perspective and allows you to find the underlying cause of your stress. Take about 10-15 minutes out of your day to reflect and debrief from the day. Keeping a journal is also helpful so that you can keep track of your stress levels and progress.

Try meditation. Meditation allows you to focus your attention on the present. It is important to incorporate a time of quietness and peace in your everyday routine. Remember to focus on your breathing while doing so. By doing this, you are allowing your mind to refocus, relax and refuel.

Let it all out. Writing is helpful when it comes to expressing your feelings, but it’s also beneficial to actually talk it all out. Whether you talk to a counselor, friend or family member; it helps to have a listening ear. Counselors are great because they do not know anything about you and they are trained to assist those who are under stress.

Have some fun. We all have certain hobbies and interests that give us the freedom to have fun. Take some time out of your week to enjoy doing the things that you love to do. Having fun will free your mind from stressful thoughts and will help you to relax.

Plan your day. One reason people are stressed is because they go through the day without an agenda to go by. When you are just winging it, you will most likely run into stressful moments. For example, planning your commute can make traveling through traffic less stressful. By utilizing services such as Xpress, you will reach your destination with ease. Since we are doing the driving for you, riding Xpress is a stress reliever in itself! Even though things do not always go as planned, having a framework for your day will alleviate a lot of stress.

Get moving. Exercise has been proven to be a great stress reliever. Sweating it out will relieve muscle tension and boost your energy levels. Being consistently active helps you sleep better and think clearer.

Incorporating these simple techniques into your daily schedule is the start to living a stress-free life!

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