1. Meditate – Take a break for 5 minutes and just clear you mind. You might have to go into a quiet room and lock the door for that time. (Make sure the house won’t burn down and/or the kids won’t kill each other first) It usually helps me if I set a timer so I know when to get up, I don’t have to keep on looking over at the clock to see if I am finished. Now that the door is locked, the timer is set, try to clear your mind. I mean really clear your mind. Think about nothing. I have to tell you that this was REALLY hard for me at first. My mind is always racing, but if you stick with it you will be able to relax and that relaxation will come quicker each time you do this.
2. Breathe Deeply - Remember when you were a kid and your parents told you to count to 10 when you were throwing a tantrum? Well this is kind of like that. When you are stressed your body is throwing a tantrum. Try breathing deeply in order to relieve some of that stress and see/think clearly.
3. Focus on what you are doing – A lot of times in life we just go onto autopilot and don’t really focus on what we are doing. One day you can de-stress is stop disengaging from life and be a part of it. Focus on what you are doing so you can actually enjoy it.
4. Find a friend – We all need friends and one of the best ways to de-stress is to talk to a good friend. Even if that friend is your dog… talk to them.
5. Laugh out loud – Just laugh. Even if there is nothing to laugh about, try it and you will feel better.
6. Turn on some soft music – Our bodies oftentimes follow or mimic the music that we listen to. If we are listening to fast paced music then our bodies will work fast and we will move faster. If we listen to soft relaxing music our bodies will move and work at that pace as well. Pay attention to what kind of music you are listening to and make sure it the kind of music that will bring you peace.
7. Exercise – When we are stressed we oftentimes need to release that stress. Exercise is a perfect tool to accomplish that.
8. Be grateful – Create a gratitude journal. Write down what you are grateful for and keep adding to the list. You will be amazed at all of the good things in your life.
About this Author: De Kinsey is the co-owner/manager of LIFE 1010™. She worked as a licensed residential and commercial escrow officer for over 5 years. This experience helped her learn how to analyze and understand legal documents and translate them in a way the general public could understand. De Graduated from Utah Valley University in Psychology and in Community Health Science. She understands how a person’s psyche and personal health can have positive and/or negative impact on their LIFE and financial well being. She brings this knowledge into the LIFE 1010™ program.