One thing at a time. This is the simplest and best method to start dropping your stress, and you can start today. Right now. Focus to the extent that likely on doing one thing at a time. Clear your desk of distraction chooses something to work on. Need to write a report? Do only that. Remove distractions such as phones and email announcement while you’re working on that report. If you’re leave-taking to do email, do only that. This take practice, and you’ll get urge to do other things. Just keep practicing and you’ll get better at it.
Simplify your schedule. A excited list is a main cause of high stress. Make simpler by reducing the number of commitments in your life to just the important ones. Learn to say no to the rest — and slowly get out of promise that isn’t helpful to you. Schedule only a few important things each day, and put space between them. Get out of meeting when they aren’t essential. Leave room for down time and fun.
Get moving. Do a little each day to be active — walk, hike, play a sport, go for a run, do yoga. It doesn’t have to be hard to reduce stress. Just go. Have fun doing it.
Develop one Healthy Habit this month. Other than receiving active, improving your health overall will help with the stress. But do it one habit at a time. Eat fruits and veggies for snacks.
Do something calming. What do you enjoy that calms you down? For a lot of people, it can be the “get moving” activity discussed above. But it could also be taking a take a nap, or a bath, or reading, or having sex (which can also be considered a “get moving” activity if you do it for longer than 5 minutes). Other people are calmed by housework or work area work. Some people like to meditate, or take a nature walk. Find your calming activity and try to do it each day.
Simplify your finances. Finances can be a use up on your energy and a main stress-or. If that’s true with you, figure out ways to simplify things. Automate savings and bill payments and debt payments. Spend less by going shopping (at malls or online) much less. Find ways to have fun that don’t involve spending money.
Have a blast! Have fun each day, even if it’s just for a few minutes. I like to play with my kids — they take my mind off all and are in fact very funny. I also like to play sports (again, often with my kids). Board games are fun. Sex, again, can be a fun activity. Whatsoever you choose, be sure to laugh.
Get creative. Throw yourself into a original activity is another great way to ed-stress and to prevent stress. I like writing, but others like to paint or play music or sketch or make pottery or do interior design or build things.
Be early. I will make public that it’s hard to be early when you have to get 6 kids ready (seriously — try it!). But being late can be very tense. Try to leave preceding by getting ready earlier, or by training more space linking events. Things always take longer than normal, so schedule some buffer time: extra time to get ready, to commute, to do tasks previous to you need to be anywhere, to attend a meeting before one more scheduled meeting. If you get anywhere early, it’s good to have some reading material.