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Do you feel like you’re always on the go? Is it getting you down? Do you simply wish you led a more stress-free kind of life? Many people feel that way, but they have no idea how to change their situations and circumstances.
It can be hard to make that initial leap and make your life less stressful. But there are lots of little yet helpful tricks out there that you can take advantage of right now if you want to.
Leave Blank Spaces in Your Schedule To Have Less Stress
Something as simple as leaving more blank spaces in your schedule can make such a big difference when it comes to ridding yourself of stress. When you have more gaps, it means you have more time to relax and do the things you want to do.
You don’t want to spend 100% of your time doing work or helping people out or looking after the family. There has to be some spare time in which you can wind down and recuperate from the pressures and other stresses of life. So, if your schedule is currently filled, add some spaces and give yourself the chance to relax.
Slow Down and Stop Trying to Multitask
Multitasking is one of those things that people do because they think it saves them time and energy. In reality, that’s rarely the case at all. In fact, multitasking can cause tasks to take longer because your mind is less focused on the task at hand.
You should also try to slow down. It’s so easy to work fast and then work yourself into a frenzy. This is when you go into overload, and stress usually follows those kinds of situations. So, give yourself more time to complete each task. Even if you’re not as productive as before, you will certainly experience less stress.
Hire the Right People to Help You
Hiring the right people to help you get each job done can help a lot. You can use the services of all kinds of people when you are trying to manage your life in a way that’s a little less stressful and busy than it is right now.
You could hire a cleaner to take care of the chores that you rarely have time for. Or you could hire tax experts to help with tax problems. In other words, there are lots of people out there who are perfectly willing and able to help you. By making the most of those people, your life will become a bit less stressful than it currently is.
Sign Up to Fewer Commitments
Are you one of those people who can simply never say no? Well, that’s something that is going to have to change if you want to regain control of your life and ditch the stress.
You should learn to say no to more people and reject things that come your way. When you fail to do that, you end up with too much to deal with, and that makes stress inevitable. Sign up to fewer commitments and make fewer promises to people. It’ll make you happier in the end.
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.