What stress reducers work for you?
The modern world we are living makes us realize that life is stressful. Whether you are a student, an employee, a parent, or a businessman, you experience the same. Life is always in haste.
Stress is not always bad. Sometimes it can motivate us to finish the task at hand. Unfortunately, more often than not, stress can negatively affect us in many areas of our life.
To remain healthy, you need something that can tame your stress down – stress reducers. You have plenty of choices when it comes to stress solution. There are free and expensive ones. In this post, I’ll tell you some easy stress reducers. The good news is they’re free.
Disclaimer: This content is not intended to replace professional interventions. If you feel that you’re so stressed, seek professional help immediately.
The powerful stress reducers
1. “Pray and or meditate.”
2. “Go to bed on time.”
3. “Get up on time so you don’t start the day rushing.”
4. “Say no to projects that won’t fit into your time schedule or that aren’t natural fits for your temperament and/or skill set.”
5. “Delegate tasks to others that are capable.”
6. “Simplify and remove clutter from your life.”
7. “Learn that less is usually more. Learn to be content.”
8. “Allow extra time to do things and to get places.”
9. “Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don’t lump the hard things all together.”
10. “Take one day at a time. The vast majority of what we worry about doesn’t actually happen.”
11. “Separate worries from concerns. If a situation is a concern, come to the understanding what you have to actually do and let go of the rest. If you have no power over the issue – forget about it.”
12. “Live within your budget; don’t use credit cards for ordinary purchases.”
13. “Have backups. Extra keys; photocopies of important papers; contingency plans etc.”
14. “Tattoo (just kidding) K.M.S. on your hand. It stands for Keep Mouth Shut. It’s amazing how much trouble and stress this will eliminate.”
15. “Do something for the “kid” at least once a week.”
16. “Carry something small with you to read while you wait in lines. For instance, download books onto your phone using Kindle software. This will make waiting less onerous.”
17. “Get enough exercise.”
18. “Eat right.”
19. “Get organized so everything has its place.”
20. “Listen to uplifting things while driving – things that will actually help you improve your quality of life.”
21. “Keep a little moleskin notebook in your pocket to jot stuff down as you think of them. This will save you from having to actually recall so much. Each night, go back through your notebook and chunk what you don’t need because it got done or (upon further reflection) is not such a good idea.”
22. “Find time to be alone at least a few minutes every day in a quiet zone.”
23. “Learn to not procrastinate. Nip problems in the bud before they get too big.”
24. “Make friends with good people who will not drag you down or add stress in your life.”
25. “Keep a journal of uplifting thoughts or quotes from wise people or various Scriptures. Review them and see if one of them can’t help you in a current situation.”
26. “Remember that the shortest distance between despair and hope is usually gratitude.”
27. “Laugh for a few minutes a day.”
28. “Get someone else to laugh (or at least smile) each day.”
29. “Take your work seriously, but yourself not so much.”
30. “Develop a forgiving attitude. There’s just no sense in carrying all that baggage around.”
31. “Be kind to unkind people. It confuses the heck out of them and makes you feel better about yourself in the long term.”
32. “Never feed your ego. It will feed itself enough on its own.”
33. “Don’t give advice unless specifically asked and then seriously limit what you say even then. But listen a LOT.”
34. “Slow down!”
35. “Remember that you are not responsible for the running of the universe!”
36. “As a discipline, each night before you go to sleep, think of one thing for which you are grateful. Make it a different thing every night and try to never repeat it.”
These stress reducers can be found on Quora.
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I’m a licensed psychometrician, author, and blogger. I’m currently working as a University instructor teaching psychology. I love writing and doing psychological research.