Limiting Stress In The New Year

Wow – I cannot believe this year is almost over! It has definitely gone by in the blink of an eye, but it has been a pretty stressful year. I am not one to make a ton of New Years Resolutions, but this year, I really want to focus on limiting stress in the New Year. I believe that our lives are too short to live in stress and to do the things that we do not want to be doing. If you are in a job that you dislike, if you are consumed with stress, and if you are ready for change, follow me on this journey of limiting stress in 2019. I am very excited to focus on my family and be able to soak in all of the precious moments and memories that we create over the next 12+ months (and hopefully longer). Here are a few ways that I am limiting stress in the New Year:

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Wrap Up 2018 To Do’s

Before you get started, you need to make sure that you wrap up the to-do list that you have in 2018. Is there anything you need to get done? Make sure you do not carry over unwanted stress and tasks from 2018 to 2019 because the point of this is to limit stress, not increase it. Look around you and figure out what will cause you stress. Do you have a garage that needs to be painted or a fireplace that needs to be repaired? Maybe you have something that has been on your to-do list for years and you have not gotten around to it. This is a great time to finally get it done because whether you know it or not, what you do not have wrapped up is consistently hanging over your head, especially if it has been on your to-do list for a while.


Create A Game Plan

Create a game plan for the year. What goals do you have? What are you focusing on? Do you want to build up your business, focus on family, or do both at the same time? Whatever your game plan is, write it down, in order to keep yourself on track throughout the New Year.

Stress Relief- Do you need a Rescue? #StressLess2BMyBest

Stress is a silent killer, building in strength with every little issue until “boom”. You end up with a stress related illness.  To name a few, they are: heart disease, asthma, obesity, headaches, depression and anxiety, gastrointestinal problems, and Alzheimer’s disease. Now the scary stuff is out of the way. What do we do about it? How do you unwind after a long day?

I personally do yoga and go to the gym. Yoga is a great way to center yourself and bring your body to a better place, too. It gets to a point where if I miss my yoga during the week, within a few days I am stressed out, not sleeping well, and more easily agitated. My husband likes loud music and video games to unwind and de-stress. Any form of music that is loud works, preferably something abrasive as well as loud. Thank goodness for headphones.  My son likes to take apart his Masher action figures and put them back together, watch tv, or play video games. There are many great ways to get your mind off of its current stresser and relax.

Below are Top 10 De-stress techniques

9 Meditation
8 Writing in a journal

7 Breathing exercises

6 Wherever stress finds you – you can be ready…Take natural RESCUE: Take on stress and be at your best!