5 Methods to Live an Unstressed Life!

The nature of stress

Daily pressures are thrust upon all of us. In my own career as an NYC Career Coach, I have found that most New York careers have stressors. However, if you change your relationships with these stressors, you can change their effect, but you can re-define your relationship to these pressures.  The simplest reaction to excessive stress is to create space and clear pathways so you can have the room to grow in the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual sense.

Steps to reduce stress

Firstly, you want to analyse your daily habits that nurture your health and your spirit.  Ask yourself: do you include enough exercise in your daily activities?
Do you have something you look forward to every day?  Are you always in a rush or use adrenaline throughout your day?

Wellbeing is not a choice, it’s vital!  Your strength and vitality will shine through everything you do.  A healthy, happy person is an attractive person.  And being attractive in that way goes a long way with co-workers, or potential new employers – especially in New York.

Secondly, consider your surrounding environment and get rid of unnecessary papers and clutter around you.  You might want to take baby steps, by gradually eliminating it, e.g. one thing per day.

For many, financial stress might be the source of burden and stress.  Verify and analyse your income and your expenses.  Do your spending patterns coincide with your values?  If not, where can you change your spending habits?

Most people are amazed that so much of their income disappears so quickly. They are not in the full control of where their money is spent.  Below are a few tips to reduce your financial stresses to manageable levels.

5 methods to reduce stress

1. Don’t focus on increasing revenue

Try to minimise costs instead. 

2. Identify 10 ways you spend your money in an unrewarding way

What expenses can you eliminate, without being unhappy?  Studies show that the average household wastes up to 25 percent if it’s income. 

3. Build reserves in other areas of your life

Friends, family, pleasure, knowledge, energy and space.  Feeling abundant can decrease your urge to spend.

4. Change your recreation

For example, go for a stroll in a park , spend time with family and friends or read an interesting novel.  There are creative pursuits that do not cost a lot of money.

5. Clean out your closets 

You can clean out all the clutter that you have gathered over the years and also you may find interesting things that you can sell for small amount of money.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments!

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Lynn Berger Business Coach, Executive Coach, Career Coach, Life Coach

Career Counselor and Coach, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Noted expert on career related topics.  Counsel indoviduals in career transition including careeer assessment, planning and personal development.   Read more