How to Deal with Stress | Life Hacks & Tips

April 27, 2016 | Written with Love By: Shaina Leis

We each experience stress in different ways. For me, I feel it in my chest. My upper body becomes tense and I immediately feel weighed down. Did I mention the static brain? Oh and there’s of course the aftermath…acne, weakened immune system, and so forth.

It’s known to cause some inner havoc.

Which is why it’s so crucial to know when your stress level is increasing and how to manage it.

This isn’t always easy because we tend to avoid, ignore and mull over any unpleasant feelings happening to us. But this does more harm than good. So you must check in with your body throughout the day.

Get familiar with how your body TALKS to you in times of stress. By doing this, you’ll know rather quickly when your “stress alarm” is going off. Then, you’ll be able to nip it in the bud fast!

Today, I’m sharing simple ways to reduce stress that I’ve personally found helpful, including my #1 GO TO de-stressor!

To WATCH this week’s video, “How to Deal With Stress! Life Hacks & Tips“, click the image below!

with gratitude and much love,

Xo

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

Hey guys- I hope you all had a wonderful week. If you’re new here, I’m Shaina, welcome to our little community where you learn to better yourself and your life.

Today I’m sharing some quick life hacks on how to deal with stress- a topic we can all benefit from in this crazy crazy world. I’ve collaborated with a lovely young lady, Rose Ryder. I will link her channel down below as well as her version of this video, so make sure you check that out. She also has some other videos on organization, study tips and all that good stuff.

Let’s get started…

OPENING

ORGANIZE/ CLEAN

My number one de-stresor is to organize and clean. You may not know this, but our living space is actually a direct reflection of what’s going on inside of us, so when I’m feeling discombobulated mentally, chances are parts of my apartment are messy.

Organizing my closet is one of my favorite activities when I’m stressed or I’ll tidy my desk and create a simple space to work at. Doing these things, instantly calms me down. As I clean my physical surroundings, my mental state gets a good cleaning at the same time.

TO DO LIST

My next tip is to make a to do list. Once things are organized externally, I then organize my thoughts. I know that for me, one of my stress triggers is feeling overwhelmed by how much I need to get done. Especially if the tasks are really big. So this is when I create a To-do list with small, manageable tasks and chores that feel easy and achievable right now. Once you cross off one of those bad boys, you’re motivated to accomplish more.

SET A CALM MOOD

Then what I like to do is create a calm atmosphere. Candles are a great way to do this, I’ll open some windows for fresh air, I’ll listen to some music and even rest with a cup of tea and a book. Think spa like atmosphere in your own home.

CHAT WITH SOMEONE

My next tip is to chat with someone. It’s important to have a friend who you can talk to in times of stress. I have a friend that I talk with every week on the phone for an hour (we actually schedule it in to our planners) and it always makes me feel better to talk with her, especially in times that I’m stressed out. Sometimes a good venting session is absolutely necessary- open up and get it all out of you.

GET OUTSIDE

My next de-stressor is to get outside. This is probably the most underrated tip. Go for a walk and in fact when I talk on the phone, I walk the entire hour around my neighborhood (talk about killing two birds with one stone), read a book at the park or what I like to do a lot is sit outside at a coffee shop and get some work done there.

QUIET YOUR MIND

With all these tips, the general advice is to quiet your mind. Find an activity that gets you out of your head and in the present moment. A lot of the time we worry and stress about the things we can’t control right now and that is just wasted energy. If you like to meditate, go for it. Or even those meditative coloring books are a fun activity or watch a funny show or mindless reality TV, seriously!

That’s it for today guys. Thanks so much for watching. If you liked this video, give it a thumbs up right below and remember to subscribe to my channel if you haven’t already. I’ll see you next week.

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Hi there! I'm Shaina Leis- founder of this inspirational space :) I'm a Certified Life Coach with a passion for helping young adults better themselves and their lives. In this blog, you'll find general advice, career guidance and so much more. Have fun!

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