Have you ever been stressed? Life can get pretty crazy, right? Well, stress is an unavoidable part of life. All of us at some point will have too much on our plates. I used to say my life was a bowl, not a plate, because it needed to catch more before it spilled off the edge!
But, through using different techniques and practices, we can all learn how to handle our stress and find more peace in our day-to-day lives.
Here are 5 Simple Tips To Reduce Stress and Detox Your Habits
1. Practice Meditation
With our lives so busy it’s pretty rare to have any silence. It’s important to take time each day and find some moments of silence. This gives you the opportunity to clear all the thoughts from your head. A clear head can be a reset button, allowing you prioritize your day with a fresh outlook.
2. Participate in Positive Self-Talk
Kind self-talk can help alter your mindset, promote positive thinking, and reduce the stress that happens when we feel insufficient or insignificant. This can be as simple as telling yourself “I am enough.” Or, if you find yourself in a stressful situation, instead of telling yourself “This is horrible, everything is falling apart.” pause and tell yourself “I am capable and everything will be okay.”
3. Keep a Gratitude Journal
Take a moment each day to recognize the good in your life. A gratitude journal can help you gain perspective. You can write about what makes your life better, or something that made you laugh that day. Whatever you choose to write about, make sure to take time each day to recognize the simple things that are good in your life.
Pick up a few journals to have available, this is a great one
4. Slow Down and Be Present
When you’re with those people who are important to you, pause and be present in the moment. Don’t think about what you need to do next, but appreciate where you are and who you are with. When we stop the running to-do list in our mind, we can let go of some of our stress and enjoy the everyday moments.
5. Engage in Regular Exercise
Regular exercise releases endorphins and lowers stress. Finding time for regular physical activity is definitely something we should all create for ourselves.