Venus Trapped in Mars

28 January 2014

Five Tips Towards a Stress Free Life



This is a guest post, and not written by Venus Trapped in Mars.
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Five Tips Towards a Stress Free Life

Every now and then there will always be something that sends us off the rails. Stress is inevitable, but it doesn’t need to be as common as you may think. There are several ways to go about lowering your stress levels and living a happier life. All it takes is motivation and self-discipline. If you’re becoming overly stressed and it’s having an impact on your life, see what you can do to make a difference. Here are five tips for living a stress free life.

Schedule

One of the leading factors of stress is falling behind in your tasks. We’re all guilty of laziness and procrastination from time to time, but if this is becoming routine, it’s time to snap out of it. Make as schedule and stick to it. By having all of your work and chores done in advance, you will ease the stress. Even if you don’t think you’ve been stressing about iyt, it’s been burning away in the back of your mind.

Tidy

A messy, cluttered house will immediately add to your stress levels. Don’t let things get too out of control. Make sure that your house is tidy and clean. If you still find yourself surrounded by clutter, the answer may be finding more storage space. This doesn’t have to be a chore, there are several attractive storage designs you can choose from. If clutter is bothering you, consider purchasing some Fort Knox storage boxes to help your de-clutter your home and de-stress your mind.

Meditate

Meditation is a great way of winding down and easing your stress. You don’t need to be a master or particularly knowledgeable about it either. Maybe you could take some classes, or buy a relaxing CD. Something as simple as lying down for ten minutes with a book can help you to calm down and concentrate.

Be Alone

Social engagements and expectations from others are a leading factor in why we feel stressed. But don't feel bad about taking some time out for yourself. Cancel those lunch dates and plans if they’re stressing you out. Look after yourself first.

Look After Your Health

When we’re stressed, we often forget to look after our health. But this is extremely important. Not taking care of ourselves only adds to our unease and causes more problems down the track. Make sure that you’re eating well, exercising and keeping hydrated.
Don’t let stress get to you. Once it starts to creep up on us, it can be hard to shake it off. But by ensuring that you never have a reason to feel stressed, you can make a huge difference. Take control of your life and don’t let stress affect you. After a week or two of your new outlook and routine, a stress-free life will begin to come much more easily.




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27 comments :

  1. Great tips! Alone time and taking care of yourself can be so integral to leading a happy healthy. Love this post!

    xo,
    Stephanie
    Diary of a Debutante
    www.stephanieziajka.blogspot.com

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  2. Excellent advice! Thank you for sharing :)

    http://neatly-packaged.blogspot.com/

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  3. Awesome post! =] xx.

    www.beautyandlouise.com

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  4. Fantastic advice! I love my alone time. It's when I'm able to just unwind and relax. :)

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  5. Great tips, alone time is a big one for me. Sometimes you just need a break by yourself to just relax.

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  6. This is a great post :) Great tips and they are SO effective! :)

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  7. This is a great post :) Great tips and they are SO effective! :)

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  8. I'm a big fan of all of these, but I find that writing things in my planner daily helps a lot. Scheduling certain tasks keeps me focused (plus I LOVE crossing them out when I'm done!)

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  9. Mediation is great! I am doing it for a class, and I just happened to fall in love with it. Also, my planner has been a big help this year with stress. It is nice to see everything laid out for me.

    xo. Kailagh

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  10. I've been so stressed lately so seeing your new post show up in my feed was perfect! I'm currently in the middle of making a tough career decision and it's been emotionally exhausting me with worry. Thanks so much for the tips! :)

    ~ Laurenz Side of Life ~
    http://laurenzsideoflife.blogspot.com/

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  11. These are all SUCH great tips- I'm pretty good about keeping things neat and in order, but I'm terrible about the last three... Whenever I'm stressed, I need a tranquilizer to calm down! I like the idea of buying a relaxing CD!

    {Chelsea}
    chelseagrowingup.blogspot.com

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  12. The messy house thing and the procrastination thing = meX10! A disheveled home, room, workspace, whatever really does add to your stress!! ...also, on an unrelated note: are we still doing Operation Fitness Link-up this Sunday even though it's Super bowl Sunday? Not that I'm invested in the Super bowl, but I'd hate get my post all ready only to find out there's no Fitness party, if you catch my drift =)

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  13. Scheduling and tidying are key for me. I absolutely cannot stand when my house is cluttered or in disarray. It makes me feel like everything is out of control.

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  14. Great tips! I know scheduling is my #1 thing!

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  15. Great tips, I'm all about scheduling things.

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  16. I've noticed that making myself be organized does SO much to make my stress level go down. I'm not an inherently organized person so it's no easy task, but I instantly notice a difference once I put in the effort!

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  17. YES!! I'm such a scheduler and it really helps!

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  18. Schedule and Tidy are my downfalls. I've gotten so much better since I started using a planner and took some classes my job offered about time management and productivity. The tidy thing though...I wish someone would just like...body snatch me and turn me into a minimalist.

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  19. Love this advice ! The health part is a huge one that no one thinks of . A crazy busy life can definitely catch up with you if you don't take time for yourself
    xoxo Brittany

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  20. Meditate. Meditate. Meditate.
    I know this, but how many times do I actually do this?
    almost NEVER.
    gah! I better get on it!

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  21. I am alllllll about the alone time. I feel like if I don't get any, I get drained.

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  22. I am naturally a pretty cluttery individual, but I found that when I actually gave my apartment a deep clean, a weight was lifted. I just have to keep it up!

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  23. I agree 100%! I'm too OCD to live any other way!

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