“Unnatural work produces too much stress.”
“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”
Sydney J. Harris
Keeping the stress away in life isn’t just about the big decisions and challenges like the career, your most important relationships, money and health.
It is also to a large degree about what you do each day and week. Those small habits that you may forget about or neglect that when added up make a huge difference.
Here are 10 of them that are having a wonderful impact in my life and have had a very positive effect for many people.
Write it all down.
Use your mind for better things than remembering what to do. And the mind is often like a leaky bucket. So write down all your great ideas, insights, and thoughts before they go missing somewhere and add what you need to do to a to-do list.
One thing at a time.
You’ll get better results and feel better and less stressed if you do just one thing at a time. So instead of multi-tasking, get your day started with doing the most important task of the day until it is finished. Then continue with the next task that is now the most important one for you.
Ask instead of guessing.
Reading minds is hard. So, instead ask questions and communicate. This will help you to minimize unnecessary conflicts, misunderstandings, negativity and waste or time and energy.
Don’t make mountains out of molehills.
Before you start thinking too much about something and building it up something big in your head, ask yourself “am I making a mountain out of a molehill here? And if you get lost in victim thinking in some way then ask yourself “does anyone on the planet have it worse than me right now?”.