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How To Stop Stressing About Everyday Chores And Enjoy Life!

Why do so many of us need to have so much stress in our lives?   We spend so much time preparing for and doing things that we forget that we have a life, and don’t need them all. Life is too short to live this way.

Why do we need a ton of stress in our lives? How to let go of the mind set of “everything has to be done now” or “I have a task to complete at 9AM” or “It’s not safe/tolerable at 2PM to run and exercise” or when we try to keep our lives “perfect” in the sense that “I have to do this and I have to live and don’t want to change my behavior, just change the routine” or that we have to “have a perfect schedule and live my life according to it”. Instead, I think we can do a better job of living with less stress, less work, less responsibility for others and less work for ourselves. If we can do this successfully, then we can feel happier, less stressed and healthier. Enjoy life more.

How To Stop Stressing About Everyday Chores And Enjoy Life!

1.  Be more present.   Be very present .   Do not allow the “what-ifs” to get in your mind.  Instead, accept the good and bad with joy and gratitude.   And then feel good about life and life as a whole. Be happy.    When you truly care/care about something, it has the ability to transcend your thinking of it as a “lawn”, a “parking lot” or a “yard” and become a source of delight in its own right.  When you do this we all experience a sort of epiphany.  You may be more likely to feel that when trying to live a life that contains little to no time devoted to work and less time devoted to your needs. 2.  Give yourself permission to let go of things that don’t make sense.   Do this with a very simple thing:  When you want to go outside, for example, ask yourself, “can I live my day outside if I simply wear a jacket instead of a nice suit when I go out for lunch?”  Instead of being concerned about how your boss will react, if you are just concerned with what “the rules” are and what is required for a particular outfit, you are making a choice to live more without rules and assumptions.  In this fashion, you are removing a source of control that in all likelihood will come back to bite you if you are not careful. 3.  Take time for yourself.  You may spend most of your time thinking about how you will do something in the future or how you need to do something to maintain certain goals you’ve set – so if you truly don’t care about the outcome of it, that means it’s more than likely going to fail.  Take the few moments that you have now to “give yourself permission” to enjoy your time .  If instead you make a mental note of how important it is to you/want to do this for yourself, that’s when all of the stress goes away.  If you’re trying to avoid that which brings you misery and loss, that will only make the problem worse. I know of no better way to remove stress than by eliminating and eliminating stress.  You can start with a very simple change that you can make now:  Do a daily affirmation that you want to make happen, just as you want to look in the mirror and look good instead of unhappy.  This simply means repeating yourself or saying a affirmation over and over until you feel it “click”.  The “click” is the affirmation is in essence you have arrived at your desired outcome.  Don’t just repeat the affirmation – repeat it until you can’t stop yourself and you’re saying it more than you can say.  Don’t do this every day.  If you say or do one in the morning and then forget about it the next morning, do it that night.