It seems like the stresses of life can often compound upon themselves until you find yourself to be perpetually unhappy. It becomes difficult to think or enjoy yourself as your mind becomes more and more cluttered. Luckily, this isn’t a permanent condition, and a few lifestyle changes can get you back to being the bright, happy person you always were beneath the stress and negativity. These seven steps will help you clear your space and become a more balanced, radiant woman.
1. Clean your physical space.
They often say that a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind. While many thrive in a chaotic environment, cleaning up the places where you live and work can do a lot to relieve stress. Even just looking at a messy office or home can send your stress levels through the roof, but there is something very zen about a clean space.
2. Clear unnecessary commitments from your schedule.
These days, it seems like we are perpetually busy and never have enough time for ourselves. Take a look at your schedule and figure out what commitments you have that are unnecessary or not beneficial. This gives you more time for the things that are really important to you.
3. Remove negative influences from your life.
Surrounding yourself with negative people who constantly whine and complain can put you in a negative mindset that persists long after you have left their company. Surrounding yourself with positive people can help you have a much more positive attitude.
4. Get connected spiritually.
Going to a place of worship is a great way to let go of all of the stresses of the week. Even on days when services are not held, spending time in prayer will help you let go of the negativity that is cluttering your mind.
5. Take the time to care for and pamper yourself.
Once you have cleared some of your schedule, make time to take proper care of yourself. A healthy beauty regimen will help you feel more confident in your own skin, while massages and aromatherapy will help you remove negativity and balance yourself emotionally.
6. Affirm yourself.
Far too often, it seems like we are the cause of our own stress. We often remind ourselves of our mistakes and failures, while spending absolutely no time celebrating our successes and appreciating all of the wonderful things that we have to offer others. Make a conscious effort to appreciate yourself and remember how amazing you truly are.
7. Indulge your creative side.
Even when you take all of these steps to avoid and reduce stress, there will still be situations that arise that will make you want to tear your own hair out. When this happens, your creativity can prove a valuable outlet for all of that stress. Whether you prefer to write poetry or paint beautiful watercolors, you will find that getting your emotions out in a tangible way helps you release negative influences and connect with yourself.
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