Stress can surely be categorized as the plague of the 21st century. No matter your gender, race or social class, we are all at its mercy.
So how is it that some crumble under the weight of it,letting all of the facets of their lives collide in a gigantic black cloud that cripples them and others master the balancing act of life’s daily activities, deadlines and pitfalls without cracking under its pressure?
Of course, the answer is unique to each individual which goes without saying since all of our lives are different. However, there are similarities in how people can keep the stress monster under control.
- Daily Physical Activity
Before you pull out your list of reasons why you cannot incorporate this into your daily grind, it is important to know that this is something that you can adapt to your reality. It can be small choices such as walking to the corner store instead of hopping in the car or taking your dog for a walk around the block. You don’t need to join a gym and train for a triathlon! Take a look at your daily schedule and find the 10, 20 or 30 minutes that you use differently.
- Disconnect from Social Media
Do you really need to be connected 24/7? The answer is NO. Establish some down time for yourself and your family. You would be surprised at the time you spend on different platforms and how the constant bombardment of information can affect you. Kids and parents alike walk around with their cellphones as if it was an oxygen tank. It can be simple as no devices at the supper table or all devices off an hour before bed.
- Make Lists of Daily Priorities
Planning ahead can reduce some of the daily pressure we all feel. Taking 5 to 10 minutes every night to write down daily priorities for the next day can help us manage our time better. It helps us see if we can delegate some tasks to others or even move a task to another day. This simple step clears your mind and can actually help you not forget anything!
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