Kiki's Corner: How to Keep Your Stress Level Under Control
The beginning of the year is a great time to focus on keeping yourself stress free and focused on what’s to come. Whatever happened last year that you wish to keep in the past or forget -- do just that. Stress robs us of the joy that we deserve in life and we must not let our peace be disturbed, no matter the circumstance. I know that that may be easier said than done, but I am a master at busting stress, so I have a few great tips on how to keep your stress level under control. Check it out!
- Don’t neglect your “Me Time” – Too often, we neglect to take time for ourselves. We must put time aside to do the things we love – with you and only you! Whether that means going to the movies alone or shutting off your phone and curling up with a classic novel, you owe it to yourself.
- Exercise! – While this may not be a favorite for many, exercising has been scientifically proven to lower stress levels.
- Enjoy the great outdoors – Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of life we forget to take the time to admire the beauty that is around us. Taking a short walk outside or by a lake is a great way to de-stress. The beauty of nature can be extremely serene.
- Rest up! – Getting the proper level of rest can greatly reduce stress and anxiety levels. Try to get a good 8 hours of sleep so that you are rejuvenated in the morning and ready to tackle whatever may come your way. This one is a struggle for me because I love staying up late to watch Forensic Files!
Hopefully these tips may help, if these don’t suit you, feel free to create your own. Just maintain Do not let stress overshadow your life because everyday is a blessing, regardless what it may look like! - Kiki