How to Eliminate Stress

Stress is the trash of modern life – we all generate it but if you don’t dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life.” ~Terri Guillemets

How to eliminate stress?

I found this quote to be very true as there seems to be more and more we need to accomplish every day and less and less time to do it.  So how does one get rid of the stress we accumulate? There are things we know we are supposed to do, but we are too busy to get to them. Here are a few things that help me take the stress out!

I love organization and it actually makes me feel better – this is not the case for everyone; however, if you can organize you tasks it takes some of the pressure off.  The best place to start is with the almighty list!  Who doesn’t like fun paper  to create your lists on?  It does not matter how small the task is; there is great satisfaction in being able to cross the completed things off your list.

An apple a day… we have all heard it and we know we should eat healthy and exercise, but where is the time?  Like many things in life, we need to make the time.  If you start small like a family walk after dinner, you will begin to notice that you actually have more energy.  And you are what you eat – it’s all about balancing the good foods with the naughty ones.

Saying please and thank you can also reduce stress; doing something nice for someone else makes you feel good.  It’s as simple as holding the door for someone! Baby steps turn into bigger steps. When you are able to take a step back and observe your own stress, you won’t feel as obligated to catch up in the race with time to accomplish as much as you can. Stop your stress before it takes over your life!

This post was written by Alicia Seibert Pollnow, Volunteer Sponsorship Procurement Specialist at PEC.

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