Monday, November 6, 2023


Let’s be real. Life can be stressful. No matter who you are, from whichever walk of life you come from, or whatever season of life you’re currently in, life just has stress.

We face stress from work, relationships, tasks and projects at home, finances, health concerns, and so much more. We know that stress is hard on us physically and mentally, but what can we do to truly limit stress?

A few ways to eliminate stress


Sometimes we need to just take a deep breath. Have you ever been sitting there working and realize you’re practically holding your breath? I have! Take a deep breath in, hold it for a few seconds, then slowly release. It feels so good.

Be okay with saying no.

Sometimes we simply need to say no. We constantly fill up our schedules until there is no blank space left. That’s not healthy for us. We need down time, we were even created to have down time. It’s okay to say no to tasks or events from time to time.

Have something to look forward to.

Life can often feel mundane. We do the same thing day in and day out. We need to have something to look forward to. Whether it’s a good book and favorite dessert at the end of the day, a coffee date out with a friend once a week, or dinner party once a month. Always have something on the calendar that you enjoy and can look forward to, something to unwind and breathe.

Get fresh air and sunshine.

There is something so healing and so peaceful about fresh air and sunshine. We breathe easier. Our shoulders drop (we hold so much stress in our shoulders!). We just feel better when we can enjoy some time outside. So whether you plan a five minute walk each day or pack up the RV for a weekend away, get fresh air and sunshine.

What would you add to help you to eliminate stress? 

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