50 Things to Know to Live a Stress Free Life

Introduction

When you live a life full of stress you will find it could be hard to experience true happiness. You might find yourself undergoing health problems and many other things all due to stress in your life. Due to
some circumstances in my life I suffered with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress
Disorder) and struggled with stress daily. Stress can affect many different
parts of your life.  I don’t claim to be
an expert in this area but now I no longer suffer with this disorder and now I
would like to share with 50 tips that helped me to overcome PTSD and stress.

 

1.  Learn How to Forgive Yourself for Mistakes
 
Everyone makes mistakes in their life. When you hang onto
those mistakes you not only hurt yourself but you might even be hurting the
others in your life by hanging onto those mistakes. 
 
Simply let go of those failures and mistakes and say out
loud, right now “I forgive myself!”
 
2.  Don’t Hold Onto Grudges
 
You need to not only forgive yourself but learn how to
let go of the things that people have done towards you that might have hurt
you. Other people make mistakes just like you do and holding onto those
offenses only hurts you and them. 
 
3.  Do Not Obese Over What You Cannot Control In
Life
 
Things happen in life that we have no control over. Stop
trying to fix everything that happens and just let go of it. Know that you
cannot fix everything in life. Just remember, sometimes things happen for a
reason and even though you might not understand as to why it happened.  The event happened so stop obsessing and let
things fall into place as they should. 
 
4. Try to Clear Your Mind and Take Breaks
 
There are times in life when we have so much going on and
sometimes it might just seem as if everything happens at once. One day I was working
and my boss just kept piling up work one task after another. I got overwhelmed
with all of the assignments and started thinking, there’s no way I can do this.
 
What I did was I took a break, walked outside and just
cleared my mind. I started thinking positive and guess what? I was able to
complete everything that he gave me in that same day.  When you step away from the situation your
mind can refocus. 
Another way to take breaks is to drink a cup of tea when
you are stressed.  Just the action of
leave the current situation for a couple minutes may clear you mind enough to
focus in to the situation. 
 
5.  Stop Focusing On Several Things At Once
 
Start trying to focus on just one thing at a time and set
up goals to help you with getting thru the day. Focusing on many things can
cause you to get stressed out and not even complete the job.
 
This may mean you have to stop checking your email,
texting, or viewing facebook.  Create a
to-do list of each task.  Check off each
item as you finish the goal.  As you
check off each item you will begin to realize that you can complete all the
tasks you are given. 
 
6.  Don’t Analyze So Much
 
When you start to analyze over every detail you will find
yourself falling behind on work because you are too busy focusing on those
details. Just stop trying to analyze and get to work. 
 
For example if you are writing something, first get all
your thoughts down.  Then try to
edit.  If you are worried about editing
while you write you may write nothing at all.
 
7.  Visualize Happiness
 
Picture yourself having a successful and happy day. In
the morning wake up and say positive affirmations about the day and at the same
time visualize having a day without any stress and have faith that you won’t
have any stress.
What does a happy day in your life include? How can you
put those concepts into your every day schedule? 
 
8.  Smile a Lot More
 
If you find yourself having
a hard time with being able to smile in life then here’s your excuse to sit
down and watch a good movie. Everyone needs to laugh until they cry. Turn on
some music that will make you smile.
Call a friend to have a chat. 
Another trick to smile is to
put a pen or pencil across your mouth.
You will begin to smile instantly.
When you smile the world starts to smile back at you.   
 
9.  Do Not Judge Other People
 
Judging other people can even cause you to become
blindsided with the wrong way of thinking about the other person. You don’t how
that person can help you in life so stop judging.  Try to help those people who may need your
guidance. 
 
10.  Sometimes you’ve Just Got To Say No
 
We all would love to be like superman or superwoman but
it’s just not possible. Saying yes to so many things can cause you to get worn
down and exhausted. Just say no and move on.
By saying “No” you are saying yes to other things in your life.  For example, more time with your family. 

 

11.  Meditate
 
Take time out for meditation. You only have to have
around 15 or 20 minutes a day on meditation. This is something that you should
do daily and not just sometimes. Skipping it just once can cause you to
possibly have problems throughout the day.
 
12.  Get At Least 8 Hours of Sleep
 
If you don’t get enough sleep the night before then you
will find yourself getting easily tired and stressed out the next day. It’s
important to always get plenty of rest so that way you will feel energized
again.  For you this may to take naps
during the day. 
 
13.  Have a Coffee or Tea Break
 
A tea or coffee break can be a wonderful way to calm
yourself down and relax. Drink tea can help you stay calm. When you have tea
time, try and clear your mind and mediate in that break so that way you can go
back truly refreshed.
 
If you do not want to have caffeine, you can try
naturally decaffeinated green tea.  Try
many different teas to see what works best for you. 
 
14.  Clean and Organize
 
Living in a house that is dirty can add stress in your
life that you could easily prevent. Take a day to go around and just clean your
home and clean your work area. A house that is dirty can also be bad for your
health. Throw out old things that you no longer need. 
When your workspace is organized, you are more
efficient.  You will be able to find
things more easily, and get work done more quickly.  Having an clean workspace will make you more
productive every day. 
 
15.  Things Do Not Always Need To Be Perfect
 
Stop trying to make everything perfect.  Know at times things will not be perfect.
Plan things out but know that mistakes might happen along the way. Don’t panic
when those mistakes happen. Breathe in and out and know that everything will be
fine.
 
16.  Hang Out With Friends and Family That Make
You Feel Good
 
Hang out with family and friends that make you feel good.
Avoid hanging out with friends and family that might cause you to get stressed
out. Don’t feel guilty when you cannot hang out with the other people that
might make you stressed. You can talk to the your friends and family about your
current situation.  Hearing about other
people’s lives may make you realize that your current situation is not that
bad. 
 
17.  Wear Bright Clothes
 
Dark clothes can sometimes make you feel depressed so
avoid wearing dark clothes and wear clothes that are bright and can reduce your
stress levels. If you don’t have any fun clothes then you’ve just earned the
right to go out and do some serious shopping.
If you’re a girl wear a little makeup.  Make sure your clothes are not wrinkly.  Comb your hair too. 
 
18.  Turn On The Lights
 
Dark rooms can cause depression, stress and many other
things. Turn on the lights in your house, open up the shades and step outside
and enjoy the warmth. You might be surprised as to how light can greatly
influence your mood. You can purchase special lights to help with
depression.  Sitting in front of these
lights an hour a day may increase your mood.
 
19.  Eat Healthy
 
Having a bad diet is not only unhealthy for you but that
bad diet can also cause stress in your life. A bad diet can make you not get
enough sleep and it can be hard on your system overall. Start having vegetables
and fruit that are good for you to reduce stress in your life. You can also
have some occasional chocolate to lift your spirits. 
 
20.  Have Candles Nearby
 
Using candles during meditation and when you are relaxing
can really help influence your mood. Candles can reduce your stress and make
you feel so much better. Have a candle of a smell that you love and light it up
whenever you start to feel stress coming on. Make sure these candles are
watched carefully because if they catch something on fire they may cause more
stress in your life.  
 
To read all 50 tips view 50 Things to Know To Live a Stress Free Life eBook.  A great gift for a stressed out friend!  Also a great book for people who need a little help to relax. I ENCOURAGE YOU to borrow the book for free from the Kindle Lending Library for Amazon Prime Members.  If you would like to share these tips please email me at lbrennec@gmail.com.  

 

About Lisa RusczykLisa is the creator of the blog Charlie-The-Cavalier and His Friends, Family, and Home.  She is also the author of 50 Things to Know Before Having a Baby..  Send Lisa Rusczyk and email at lbrennec@gmail.com.