Do you want to live stress free? Then you are in the right place because I’m about to share with you easy tips you can start using right now to live stress free.
I too used to want to live stress free. But at the time, I was riddled with so much stress that the notion to live stress free seemed far fetched.
There was so much going on in my life. I wanted so many things that I didn’t have. And the things that I did have didn’t seem to be helping much to achieve the ones I wanted.
I had too much going on in my head. I stressed about my present and my future so much I couldn’t concentrate on anything long enough to finish it.
This struggle remained even long after I made the decision to start enjoying a simple healthy lifestyle.
But right now as I write this, I’m confident that I have let go of stress and now live stress free.
It was hard at first letting go of stress because I’d gotten so accustomed to it that it was a legitimate part of my life.
But I can tell you right now that my life is much better without stress and I look forward to every coming day and whatever it brings; pleasures and discomforts.
You can live stress free too, and here’s how:
- Tip #1: Read the word of God
This is the best tip to live stress free. The word of God is soothing in a truthful way.
It lets you know that you are loved beyond explanation by our father, and also offers counsel. You can’t go wrong if you stick to it.
2 Timothy 3 v 16: Everything in the Scriptures is God’s word. All of it is useful for teaching and helping people and for correcting them and showing them how to live. (CEV)
You can trust the word of God to always tell you the truth. It doesn’t manipulate you by telling you only what you want to hear. So you can trust it to always be honest with you.
Now you can tailor your life to go in step with God’s counsel. If you do that, you are more than guaranteed to live stress free.
Also read 7 easy steps to help you find rest in God.
- Tip #2: Re-examine you values
Or examine them for the first time. It’s easy to assume that every one is aware of their values. But some people just live unaware of their values.
Consciously re-examine your values. Your values will always make it clear to you what you want in life.
Now that you are clear on your values, you can begin to pinpoint the things you should do away with.
Those things will highly likely be your stressors, so this tips is extremely important if you want to live stress free.
- Tip # 3: Forgive yourself
You can’t begin to live stress free if you can’t forgive yourself. You are swimming in guilt or regrets and therefore you have too much stress on your hands.
Remember life is for everyone to enjoy. And it’s a journey, not a destination. Just because you took a detour to the wrong side doesn’t mean you can’t find your way back to the right path.
Work toward becoming a better person. Let your mistakes be life lessons. Everyone makes mistakes, remember that.
Let the mistakes of your past be your past, and those include the mistakes you made yesterday because now they are in the past.
- Tip #4: Forgive others
Just as it’s important to forgive yourself, it’s equally important that you forgive others for the wrongs they’ve done to you.
Others are just as worthy of forgiveness as you are. Forgiving others frees you more than it frees them.
I’m sure you know what I mean. Have you ever been in the same room as a friend who wronged you a few months ago?
You are still pouting and sulking in the corner and they are laughing with everybody else and having a good time?
I know the feeling. And it just makes you look and feel stupid. Forgive others and free yourself to also enjoy yourself at all times.
Read my post on a simple healthy lifestyle requires forgiveness.
- Tip #5: Accept your life just the way it is
Yes. This is also very important if you want to live stress free.
So what if your life is pretty bad right now? I know you are wondering about that.
Then accept it just the way it is. Accepting it doesn’t mean settling in it. It means consciously acknowledging it instead of running away from it in denial.
Whatever your life circumstances, accept them. If you’ve been in jail, or you are in jail, accept that.
If you’ve been an abusive spouse, then accept that.
Only when you accept your life circumstances can you begin to take steps to improve them. This will definitely help you to live stress free.
- Tip #6: Think the best of every situation
I don’t care what it is. Divorce, disease, failing at school, getting fired from work, you name it.
These are bad situations, I know. But it’s the bad situations that always teach us the best lessons in life as long as we don’t play the victim but accept them.
So always see the best of whatever situation you find yourself in. I guarantee that this will help you live stress free.
- Tip #7: Be present in everything you do
It’s easy to be preoccupied with other things while we are doing one thing, and this elevates stress.
If you are washing dishes, but now you are worried about paying the bills and the kids’ tuition, and the mortgage, then stress is bound to overwhelm you.
Instead, learn to be present in what you are doing. You can teach yourself to think of only washing the dishes.
You can compartmentalize everything so that you don’t let your stressors dominate all your time. This way you don’t let stress prevent you from being productive.
- Tip #8: Leave the future where it’s supposed to be, in the future
Don’t stress about the unreal. Everything in the future is unreal; have you ever thought about that? That wedding you are planning for Christmas, it’s unreal. That house you are going to buy next summer, that’s unreal.
That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t plan for them. But you should remember that tomorrow is unknown and things might turn out differently than you thought, or they might not even happen at all.
So, in this midst of the unknown, why stress? No, focus on what you can do now and leave the future to God to handle.
- Tip #9: Declutter your life
And do this in every way imaginable if you want to live stress free. People have a lot of stress because they have a lot of material, mental, emotional, financial, intellectual and social clutter. If only they could declutter their lives.
You don’t need all those other things outside of your basic needs. Stop hoarding stuff because managing it means stress. Simplify your life in the best possible way.
Soon I’ll dedicate an entire to post to decluttering your life, so please keep following my posts.
- Tip #10: Be grateful
I’m surprised by people who roll their eyes at this tip. Don’t underestimate the significance of gratitude if you want to live stress free.
Most people can’t get out of stress because instead of being grateful for the good things in their lives, they are busy whining about the bad things in their lives.
Sometimes they whine even about the good things because they’ve become blind to how lucky they are.
If you are like that, it’s time to change. Gratitude is the best antidote for stress, so take a spoonful and live stress free.
The final word
The decision to live stress free is well within your reach; you just have to make it. If you are used to living with stress, then the thought that you can live stress free can seem inconceivable and unreal at first.
But it is your right as a child of God to live stress free and enjoy the life God has blessed you with.
Many people have died and many are dying right now, so you are blessed to still be alive. Don’t let one more moment of your life go wasted as you wallow in stress.
You can make a choice to be happy from this moment forth. All it takes is a decision to be happy. I recommend 17 simple things you must do to become happier.
Also check out how to be free from anger.
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