Follow these simple steps from Deborah Carr for Real Simple magazine to destress your life and take on the new year with a vigorous and revitalized sense of your own peace.
From Real Simple:
Life is stressful: You’ve got bills to pay, loved ones to care for (of the two-legged and four-legged variety), a home to maintain, plus possibly a paying job on top of that… you know the rest. In fact, according to the most recent Stress in America Survey by the American Psychological Association, women report an average stress level of 5.3 out of 10—and Gen X and Millennials overall have average stress levels between 5.8 and 6 (Boomers are 4.3 on average, and you can thank your mellow grandmothers and great-aunts of the generation dubbed “Matures” for bringing down the overall female stress level).
The secret to getting more mellow? Identify the unnecessary stressors on your life and shed them, once and for all. Here’s how.
And while you’re at it, why not pick up a copy of Deborah Carr’s Worried Sick: How Stress Hurts Us and How to Bounce Back to keep the good work going?