1. Devote Time For Rest and Relaxation
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You may encounter a lot of unnecessary stress due to lack of sleep since sleeplessness often results in problems with productivity. If you’re not giving your body and mind consistent breaks then you’re probably not performing as well with your job and other daily responsibilities.
In addition to eight hours of sleep every night, make sure you’re responding to your body’s needs. If you find that you’re feeling irritable or unfocused, take a twenty-minute nap. A little relaxation can go a long way.
2. Learn How To Say No
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If you agree to every event you’re invited to, you’ll likely become burnt out. Although it’s important you enjoy the company of friends and family, it can’t come at the expense of essential routines and tasks.
You’ll find that by just saying “no” every now and then, you’ll have more time on your hands to get important things done. As a result, you will have alleviated that excessive stress.
3. Prioritize Your Relationships
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Are there toxic people in your life? These people ask so much of you but give nothing in return. They’re the types of “friends” who quickly eat up your time with no reward. Assess your relationships. Think about whom you should devote your precious time to. Then, say “no” the next time they want to grab lunch or need help clearing out their garage.
4. Manage Your Money with Ease
Bills have piled up on the counter. You’ve spent well over your means but haven’t reviewed your budget. You’ve thought about buying stock recently but don’t know where to begin. Life has been so frantic that even your finances are taking a toll.
It’s time you take control of your funds. Talk to a financial advisor or consider purchasing some good reads by Fisher investments for financial advice. Get your budget back on track and you’ll feel a big weight off your shoulders.
5. Turn Off The Electronics
If your TV is always on and your cell phone is right by your side, you’re probably not making valuable use of your time. Whether you’re trying to relax with your husband or get some take-home work completed, you need to know when to turn everything off. You’ll find that you get your work done much faster and enjoy your time with others much more.
6. Don’t Forget to Treat Yourself
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It’s vital that you frequently grant yourself time for only you. Treating yourself can mean crucial daily exercise like a run or trip to the gym. It can also mean a reward like a visit to the spa for a massage or manicure.
If you can set aside just one hour every day to do something that you enjoy, you’ll find that you’re much happier, calmer, and productive.
Balancing your life isn’t a task that can be achieved overnight. It will take time, patience, and constant reflection to begin seeing the new less-stressed, you!