5 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress Fast
- Take a deep breath.This may sound simplistic, but studies have shown that a single deep breath can measurably reduce anxiety, improve mood and even lower blood pressure. What’s the best part of this tip? It only takes a few seconds.
- Go for a walk.A mere 20-minute stroll can release enough endorphins in the body to calm the nervous system and reduce stress levels.
- Avoid comfort foods.When you’re stressed, it’s tempting to reach for a favorite sugary snack. While that may temporarily boost your energy, the effect won’t last. Your body may actually lose some of its ability to deal with stress later in the day.
- Write your worries down.Your imagination can turn any minor problem into a crisis. Writing it down, however, puts it back in perspective. Once on paper, your concern may not seem nearly as serious as you had thought.
- Drink a glass of water.Your body is more prone to stress when it’s dehydrated. A glass of water can help minimize stress or even wash it away completely.
Don’t let stress get in your way. Try using these tips, so you can enjoy yourself more.
Set Learning Goals Instead of Resolutions
A learning goal is simply a commitment to learn something rather than to achieve a specific milestone.
Say, for example, that your New Year’s resolution is to get into better physical shape. A traditional goal might be: “I’m going to work out at the gym three days a week.” A corresponding learning goal would be: “I’m going to hire a fitness trainer to teach me an appropriate workout program.”
Research, published in many journals, reveals that people who set learning goals are much more likely to achieve them. They also tend to stay motivated over a longer period of time and get better results overall. So, if you set a learning goal instead of a traditional goal in the area of fitness, you stand a much better chance of actually getting fit!
Tired of New Year’s resolutions that go nowhere? Try setting a learning goal instead. It just might make 2020 your best year ever! sometimes seem to conflict with the expected psychological response to your primary selection. So, despite all the available scientific information, you should consider your instincts as well.
Selling Your Home Doesn’t Have to be Overwhelming
It doesn’t have to be that way.
There are many ways to make selling your home and buying another one relatively simple and easy.
Sure, there will be some work to do. You may need to prepare your property so that it looks appealing to potential buyers – cleaning, decluttering, doing some repairs, etc. Of course, you will also need to view some properties for sale in order to find your next dream home.
But those activities may not be as time-consuming or difficult as you had imagined. In fact, you and your family might actually enjoy the experience – and see it as an adventure.
“What comes from the heart, goes to the heart.”
Samuel Taylor Coleridg
“Instruction does much, but encouragement does everything.”
Johann von Goethe
“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”
Sir John Lubbock