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9 Ways you can Destress Disentangle your Life

Most of us live a fast-paced lifestyle, racing from place to place and don’t take the time to rest. It is important to consider what needs to happen today and what can wait until tomorrow. Here's are some ideas to simplify your life.

Mental Health By Himanshu Sharma / Mar 16, 2014

Ideas to Simplify your Complex Life

Most of us live a fast-paced lifestyle, racing from place to place and don’t take the time to rest. When you reprioritise things, consider what needs to happen today and what can wait until tomorrow. Here’s how you can de-stress, de-clutter and simplify your life. (Image source:Getty)

Get a Head Start

Several studies have linked waking up early with success. Give yourself a head start; get up early and do some exercise. Leave home 30 minutes earlier for work. When you feel less rushed, you will be less stressed for the rest of the day. (Image source:Getty)

Plan Ahead

Planning work ahead of time will ease stress off. Make a to-do list; include the things you do in routine and those you love to do. Devote some of your down time, on weekends and evenings, when you have free time. (Image source:Getty)

Spend Time with Peers and Family

Socializing with colleagues, friends and spending time with family is distressing. Suggest a once-a-week gathering with your best mates. This not only improves relationships, but also takes you away from the daily hustle bustle. (Image source:Getty)

Give Yourself Some Credit

Most of us fret over the things we could have done, but don’t take enough time to praise ourselves for doing things well. When you achieve something, tell yourself what a good job you’ve done. It will give you confidence and will do a lot of good to calm you amid the workplace madness. (Image source:Getty)

Give yourself Time

You need to give yourself time and put everything on the back seat. Go for a short walk; it is a brilliant way to soothe your frayed nerves. Pay attention to all of the sights and sounds. Feel the breeze brush your hairline. And you will be dissociated from the world. (Image source:Getty)

Treat yourself

There are ‘comfort foods’ such as chocolate that can reconnect with your senses. Also, you can take a trip down memory lane and revisit the food corners you used to visit during the olden days. (Image source:Getty)

Do Something Pleasurable

Unhappiness can easily dominate when you are under stress or exhausted. In the times of trouble, turn to the things you find pleasure in. Do something you enjoy; play your favourite sport, read something that gives you pleasure or listen to some music. (Image source:Getty)

Reclaim your Life

Recall the time in your life when things were less frantic. Think about the activities that you used to do at that time and think if you can still do one of those activities. You need something that puts you back in touch with a part of your life that was joyous. (Image source:Getty)

Go to the Movies

One of the quick-fixes is asking a friend or family member to go with you to the movies. What makes us happiest in life is often the unexpected; you can take a chance with the movie show. Once you're there, put everything aside and get engrossed in entertainment. (Image source:Getty)


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