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6 Tips Toward Living a More Relaxed Life

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So many of us feel stressed and overwhelmed on a daily basis, and we are living lives that are full to the brim with anxiety and worry. If you are sick of feeling this way, why not take some steps toward living a more relaxed life.

(Related post: 5 Tips to Learn How To Switch Off)

Even if you can’t control many of the bigger causes of stress, there are plenty of little things that you can deal with. So, here is a little bit of advice to give you a nudge in the right direction.

Get Fresh Air Often

If you work in the kind of job where you are stuck indoors for eight or more hours a day, it is important that you get outside as often as you can. Not only does the fresh air clear your head, you can also absorb some much-needed vitamin D when the sun is shining. Even if you can only get outside for a few minutes a day, it really does make all the difference.

Stick to a Sleep Schedule

Lack of sleep only intensifies the worries that you feel, so try getting yourself into a regular nighttime routine so your body knows that it is time to shut down for the day. Start by getting your bed and bedroom right – check out this advice from Power off all electronic devices, cut out alcohol and caffeine and try taking a bath or shower to send your body into a state of relaxation.

Stop Procrastinating

Make a list of all the things that you have to do in the near future. Once you have finished, tackle the one that is causing you the most stress and anxiety first. You will feel so much better once you have cleared it from your plate. Otherwise, your mind will continually drift back to it throughout the day and you will never be able to relax.

Purge Your Inbox and Social Media

If your life is just one long series of notifications, it is time to do something about this. Go through your email and unsubscribe from all the things that you are uninterested in. Next, go through your social media accounts to unfollow or unfriend all the people who only post negative things which clutter up your feed. While you’re at it, make a pledge to check social media less as this is a major cause of anxiety in the modern age.

Automate Your Bills

Another headache which occurs every month is paying your bills, so set up an auto-pay system on as many of these as you can. Use the internet to track your finances, and set up alerts so you know if your account happens to run low on funds.

Use the Power of Music

Music has such an incredible effect on our moods, so choose tunes which help you with whatever you are trying to accomplish. High-tempo beats are perfect for working out, while slow melodic sounds should be your go-to choice when you are trying to drift off at night.

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