In addition to hurting your health, stress can be a hugely inhibiting factor to productivity. That’s why it’s important to take steps to decrease it. You may already do some of the things on this list, but I bet you don’t do all of them.
My name is Darryl Hicks, CEO of Tungsten Revenue Consultants, and I’m here to show you how you can reduce your stress much more efficiently than you are now. That way, not only will you be happier and healthier, but also more successful.
- Make Time to Think
This actually does reduce stress, no matter how much free time you have. I’ve written other articles about the wonders of a morning meditation, which I partake in myself. I definitely recommend trying it; it’s the best way to start a day stress-free.
- Take a Walk Outside
This can have a similar effect as meditation, provided you’re walking in a safe area. Not only that, but you get the added benefit of good exercise and fresh air.
- Take a Break from the News
News companies tend to report a lot of violence, which can add to your stress levels that didn’t exist before. Studies have shown how bad it is for us to watch or read the news every day. Okay, there’s your news for the day, you don’t have to intake anything else.
- Learn to Let Go.
The past can cling to us in a lot of ways we don’t want. Everyone has regrets. The thing is, those regrets are a teaching tool. And odds are, you wouldn’t be yourself if you didn’t have them. Every failure of yesterday has led to the successes of today.
- Broaden Your Perspective.
Whatever is stressing you out, you will barely remember it in ten years. Let go of the feeling that any mistake you make is important. A mistake now will make a better you in the future.
Next: Part 2