Self Care

3 Changes You Can Make to Live a Stress-Free Happy Life

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For most people, life usually isn’t a bed of roses but, if you feel like yours is way too stressful or you aren’t as happy as you potentially could be, it’s worth assessing whether any changes are needed. 

By reviewing every element of your life and making alterations where warranted, you could be well on your way to a far more relaxing existence. Here are 3 changes you can make to live a stress free happy life. 

Evaluate close relationships

When considering what would make you happier in life, it is worth looking at the relationships you have with other people. Do you, for example, have a fulfilling and happy marriage? Many people stay in unhappy relationships for lots of different reasons. Many have children and are worried about the impact it could have on them, while for others, the fear of being alone makes them stay. 

If you feel that your relationship isn’t as it should be, try talking to your partner and do what you can to make it great again. If you have tried everything you can think of and still feel unfulfilled or desperately unhappy, it may be time to consider whether parting ways would make everyone involved much happier. 

Know how to handle stress

One of the best ways to deal with stress is to understand how best to handle it. Everyone deals with stress differently, but if you know what triggers you and how to keep it at bay, it can be life-changing.

Exercising is known to help alleviate and manage the symptoms of stress and contribute to a stress free happy life. When we exercise, our brains release mood-enhancing endorphins, which can help to make us feel happier and wash away our stressors. Getting the right amount of sleep can also help, or for some, the best way to deal with it is to practice meditation.

Lots of people use mantras and Buddhist prayer beads (otherwise known as Mala) to help them relax and focus their energies. Mala can also be used when not in a meditation session to promote a feeling of peace and calm.  

Organize and structure your home

When your home is cluttered, messy, or has no proper organizational structure, it can make you feel stressed, overwhelmed, and unhappy. Even if only one room in your house is a bit chaotic, it can affect you, so it is a good idea to deal with it before the situation gets worse. Room by room, sort out what you no longer need or want, and properly organize the things you intend to keep.

Many people find that adopting the Marie Kondo method of tidying and organizing keeps their homes and their minds clear and ensures that a build-up of unwanted things doesn’t reoccur. From sorting out your kitchen cabinets to showing you the best way to fold your clothing, this method encompasses it all.  

Once your home has been reorganized, you should feel far more content, less stressed, and a lot happier.   

 

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