Even though it’s summer, there is still a lot of stress to go around. Being in summer school and traveling for work, all on top of other pursuits, I end up having a lot of stuff on my plate all of the time. But, I found a way to balance everything and find a way to relax and stop stressing (all the time). Here’s how I handle all of the stress in my life at the moment!
This is a big one. When I’m doing a big work assignment or need to complete a project, I try not to do it all in one sitting. The pressure that can be put on you in this situation is already dire, trying to complete everything in a set amount of time would double the stress. I like to work for about twenty-five minutes and then take a five minute break. There are studies that prove that this method can help keep your brain receptive to new information when it’s given a chance to absorb the information. When I schedule breaks into my routine, it helps me relax a little bit and take a deep breath. I suggest everyone should use this method when they’re feeling stressed!
Don’t Bite Off More Than You Can Chew
If you don’t put yourself in a stressful situation to begin with, you won’t have as much of a problem! When I first got into college, I tried to do everything that I could and bite off as much as I could chew. I ended up being stressed as hell and not being able to dedicate the time to my priorities that I felt I needed. As I got older and wiser, I stopped volunteering for things that I didn’t want to do and focused on the things that I needed to complete. It has helped me be able to relax so much more because I don’t have as much on my plate as I used to.
Make a List
There’s a method called the ABCDE list. The biggest things on your list of things to do, such as paying the bills or completing a homework assignment due the next day should be on the A list, which is for the biggest and most important tasks. The B list should be tasks that aren’t as time sensitive as those on the A list, but still need to be done in a timely manner. The C list is for less important things, and so on and so forth. It’s a nice way to prioritize what you have to do and make it seem more manageable. I definitely feel less stressed when I use this method to complete my to-do list!
These are all of the ways that I keep myself from being stressed 24/7 and find ways to relax. I hope that these ideas help you! Do you plan on using them any time soon? Do you have other ways to de-stress? Let me know! And as always, thank you so much for reading!