Simplify Your Life – The Easy Way to Relieve Stress.
One of the primary stressors for many women is time, or rather, feeling the lack of it. It’s important to set priorities and to accept that there is only so much you can accomplish in one day. If you constantly feel time pressured, take a thoughtful look at your life. You might find it helpful to write down how you spend your time, hour by hour, over the course of a week. The next step is to decide what is really important to you and to practice letting the rest go. Make sure that you are making time for yourself each day for self-nurturing, exercise, and relaxation. The more you give to yourself, the more you have to give to others. If your cup is empty, you don’t have much to share. Ask other people for help, delegate responsibilities, and simplify your life.
Simplifying your life is a powerful way to create more time. Too many possessions create stress and drain your energy just by their sheer presence and the need to take care of them. If you are overwhelmed by the prospect of simplifying your life, take it one room at a time, or even one drawer or one closet at a time, and keep going until you have pared your possessions down to what is essential and to what brings beauty to your life and nourishes your spirit. Make your home a refuge that is peaceful and beautiful. Fill your sacred space with natural light, fresh air, plants, flowers, pleasing colors, soothing music, and wonderful fragrances. Everything in your surroundings affects you, so consciously create an environment that is deeply satisfying and relaxing.