Cut Out Stressors
Cut out any unnecessary stressors.
This might mean saying “no” to commitments and activities that aren’t truly meaningful to you in an effort to slow down your schedule.
Reducing stressors might even mean staying off your phone to avoid frustrating news cycles and mindless scrolling of your newsfeed.
Reducing the strain of information overload is going to help with reducing your feelings of stress or anxiety.
So, look for ways to remove even the smallest stressors from your life so you are more prepared to handle the unavoidable ones.
Pursue Pastimes You Enjoy
Find a hobby or relaxing activity that you can enjoy.
Some people love puzzles, reading, art or music. You might find a spa day incredibly relaxing.
Some will find playing a video game or watching a comedy special is soothing after a stressful day.
You might prefer to do something more practical, like gardening (and dirt is great for boosting the mood!).
Whatever it is, find an activity that you find enjoyable, relaxing and rewarding.
This will help counteract the stressors in your life and bring you back to a state of calm.