There are so many ways that we can reduce our stress levels in life. I recently published a post where I shared ten tips to reduce stress and that post merely scratched the surface.
Even though it barely scratched the surface the tips are all very effective ways to lower stress levels. I know because I used them all when I was feeling stressed and overwhelmed myself recently and they helped me!
Recently I was having a discussion on an unrelated topic that led me to realize one thing that we can do to relieve the stress from our lives in our home or office area.
I was having a discussion with someone about kids who are easily overstimulated, a common occurrence these days with the busy and hectic lifestyles that we have.
The discussion led to the physical environment where kids spend time, primarily at home and in childcare or school settings. If there are toys, books, things all over it is likely to upset and overstimulate a child who has issues with stimulation. Busy walls can create the same reactions.
They will act out more because they are feeling stress and upset and they don’t know how to express that. The child might act out aggressively toward other children, act destructively towards property or even act out in ways that are self destructive.
A cute and happy playroom or preschool room can actually have the opposite affect on some children and cause massive dis-ease. The simple act of reducing “things” and having a simple and uncluttered room can help a child feel and act better.
We can take this same concept and apply it to our own environment. If we can remove some of the busyness of our home or office area we might notice that we feel less stressed and more relaxed.
Have you ever noticed that after you clean or organize a room you feel more at peace?
Take a few minutes today and look around the rooms that you spend the most time in and see if they might be causing you mental distress. If they are take a few steps today to do something about it. You might not be able to do everything that you want today – but you can do something!
To Your Success,