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7 Tips For Instant Stress Relief

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7 Tips For Instant Stress Relief

davidji Teaches Us How To Destressify
Aug 25, 2015 at 08:30 AM

Just as we de-clutter our closets, de-cluttering our life brings a sense of order or structure, which is very relaxing for a lot of people. Take these steps to pare down, clean house, and live a “less is more” lifestyle.

Experience teaches that if you try too many new techniques at once, you’re likely to fail, stop trying, and slip back into the clutches of stress. So be smart: Select one-only one!- and own it until it flows effortlessly through you. Then move onto the next challenge that resonates with you.

Here Are 7 Tips For Instant Stress Relief:

1.    Simplify

Look at all the moving parts in your life. Find items, behaviors, and relationships that distract you more than nourish you and prune your life down. Six years ago, after I realized that I was holding on to many material things that added little or no value to my life—old birthday cards, trinkets that no longer had meaning, printed-out e-mails, clothes that no longer fit—I committed to a program of releasing one thing every day and cleaning my closet as the seasons changed. I have become less attached to many of my material possessions, and that has freed up some space in my mind.

2.    Get Comfortable With No

If you live every moment with an open-door policy, you’ll quickly feel the stress of this abundance. Pick one day a week where you say no to everything. Create more definite boundaries and un-commit yourself from overreaching obligations.

3.    Start Saving And Lessen Your Debt

Make the commitment to get out of debt. Owing money, especially to a credit-card company, can be one of the most stressful aspects of your life. This is not meant as investment advice—this is pure destressifying. Make the commitment today to shift into abundance consciousness.

4.    Meditate

Start slowly and build your daily meditation practice into the foundation of your day. It will quickly evolve into a cornerstone of your life. Once you start to feel the positive ripples from this painless destressifying practice, your life will blossom and bloom. This is a core mastery of destressifying, aim to meditate for at least a few minutes every day upon waking and before bed.

5.    Celebrate

Take the time at the end of each month to celebrate another successful 30 days of destressifying, meeting your needs, heightening your emotional awareness, communicating consciously, and moving closer to self-actualization. Reward yourself with an experience, a trip, or a treat you’ve been desiring, prepare a special dinner, pay off some debt, or put some money into savings, In addition, take some gratitude time each day—even if it’s only a minute—to celebrate your small wins and your blessings.

6.    Get Perspective

Don’t dwell on solving situations you can’t control, such as weather, traffic, flight delays, what someone else might be thinking about you, and the like. Solve one small problem every day that is within your control—something easy, like taking a walk, putting some attention on a neglected relationship, reading a few pages of a book, going to an exercise or yoga class, putting the cap back on the toothpaste, taking out the trash, cleaning a room or your car, washing the dishes, paying bills, watching a training video, doing the laundry, or bettering yourself in some way—to remind you what is within your ability to influence. 

7.    Go To Bed

Lack of sleep is a huge stressor. There are a few hundred reasons we don’t go to bed early and sleep restfully through the night, but the most common are the food we ate for dinner (usually too much caffeine or alcohol), the evening urge to stay online or watch TV (catching up on e-mail or mind-numbing social media), and the fact that we resist slowing down after 7 P.M. (often just beginning our evening dining and socializing). Set a target to be in bed by 10:30, and start by going to bed 15 minutes earlier every week until you get there.

My book, Destressifying,is a guide to dealing with our fast-paced world using time-tested techniques; cutting-edge science:real-world,practical applications and in the moment stress busters.

About Author
davidji is an internationally recognized stress-management expert, corporate trainer, meditation teacher, and author of the critically acclaimed: destressifying: The Real-World Guide to Personal Empowerment, Lasting Fulfillment, and Peace of M Continue reading