Stress is an inevitable part of our daily lives. But that doesn’t mean we have to let it hang around. If you feel like stress can get the best of you every now and then, commit to actively using these simple tips for a fortnight (or a bit longer if possible) and see if there’s a difference in your stress levels.
Empty your “stress bucket”
Have you ever heard a psychologist speak of the “stress bucket”? It’s not a physical bucket, it’s an analogy. Imagine that all of the stressful events and occurrences throughout your day, even the minor ones, are like drops of water, slowly filling a bucket. If you don’t find ways to empty the bucket (relax and de-stress) on a regular basis, it will eventually overflow. So keep a mental note of how full your stress bucket is and try to de-stress accordingly.