10 Tips for De-Stressing Your Life

February 2, 2010 by  
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If you have been doing this for a while, you are well aware of how owning a home based business can cause a little stress from time to time.  You are pulled in 15 different directions; working extra long days and you will end up taking care of everything but yourself.

We have all been there from time to time and it can literally take over your life if you let it.  To decompress and warn off that unwanted stress, I have compiled a list of some of my favorite quick tips to help calm and relax you at a moments notice, so you can start concentrating on enjoying your life and business.

  • Breathe – Sit back, close your eyes and take 3-5 deep cleansing breaths.
  • Take a Break – When you work at home, you will find you are chained to your office and desk for hours on end with no break.  Get out! Take a break! Walk outside or even around the house for a few minutes, just as long as it is nowhere near your desk.
  • Write it and Rip it – Write down all the things that are currently causing you stress on a piece of paper.  When you are done, Rip it to shreds!  It is like ripping up all your stress and throwing it away.
  • Grab a Quick Snack or Refreshing Beverage – Indulging in a little snack might be all you need to rejuvenate yourself.
  • Exercise – Make it something fun like playing Wii sports, taking a swim or jumping on a trampoline.  Your stress will melt away.
  • Laugh – Laughter is the best medicine.  Read a joke someone emailed you and then pass it on for others to enjoy, or take time to watch your favorite comedy.  Your mood will lighten up right away.
  • Communicate – Stop starring at your computer and take time out to make a call. Get your mind off of what you are working on for a few minutes and enjoy a short conversation with a friend.
  • Massage Therapy – Invest in yourself. Take time and get a massage to relieve mental and physical stress.
  • Turn on Some Tunes– Listen to some of your favorite upbeat music.
  • Focus on the Positive – Take a step back and reflect on all the things you appreciate in life.  I know this sounds simple, but it can help you see things in a different perspective.

I hope you find these tips to be helpful.  What are some of the things you do to stay stress free?  Please leave me your comments, ideas and strategies we can all enjoy.  Feel free to share this with all your friends on Facebook, Twitter and beyond.

Be Stress Free!


21 Responses to “10 Tips for De-Stressing Your Life”
  1. Bill Pugh says:

    Funny enouh I thought this wasn’t going to work, but with my crazy day I’ll try anything. It really did seem to mellow me out some… I’ll take anything at this point. Thank you!!

  2. Gabriel Gannam says:

    These are great tips Glyna! I find myself overworking time to time and I think taking the time to take a break and rejuvanate is so important. I am going to implement some of these and see how the work for me.

    All the best,


  3. These are some great tips Glyna! Stress can have subtle yet devistating effects on so many aspects of our lives. Learning to manage the stress can be one of the most important things we do for ensuring our own success! My favorite on that list is massage, but then again, who’s isnt?!? LOL! Thanks for sharing!
    .-= Kimberly Castleberry´s last blog ..Social Bookmarking Automation How-To: Onlywire =-.

  4. Sue Price says:

    Having had a stressful day I have enjoyed reading this. I was drawn to the picture, I would love one of those massages right now!
    Thanks for some great tips
    .-= Sue Price´s last blog ..The 7 Levels of Investors – Part 5 =-.

  5. Zane says:

    Wow thanks, Breathe and Laughter caught my attention, can’t forget the positive thinking 🙂
    .-= Zane´s last blog ..Holy Grail of Health =-.

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    You sure are right Zane! Thanks for visiting!

  6. Angela says:

    Great tips Glyna! I really like write it down and rip it suggestion. I have never thought about that. You put together a great list here. Thanks for sharing!
    .-= Angela´s last blog ..How to See Challenges As Opportunities =-.

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Yes – that is a great stress reliever! Thanks Angela!

  7. Great advice here for relaxing.I have a tendency to let stress grab a hold on me at times.I will use some of these techniques more. Thanks Glyna.
    .-= Beverly Monical´s last blog ..Video Tips For Beginners =-.

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Beverly I am glad you found these helpful!

  8. I like all the suggestions you made, but give me the hot stone massage first. That can make all your muscles go limp and you can’t maintain a stress-filled mind when your body is so contentedly relaxed.

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    I am with you Dr. Erica! I could use one of those right this minute:)

  9. lesly says:

    Great tips! Just like we have the “to do” lists, we need to balance with the “stress reliever” list to stay healthy. Too many stress related illnesses going around … I especially like the one – write it and tear it up! Nice website!

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Yes Lesly – Stress can cause all kinds of problems. We need to find ways to cope with it everyday! Thanks

  10. Emma says:

    Hi Glyna,

    Wonderful tips! It’s all to easy to let stress take over. Positive actions to tackle it are for sure the best way to stop it snowballing!

    Laughter is the one that always works for me, watching Fawlty Towers my favourite comedy always does the trick! Laughing at myself always works well, to remind myself to stop taking myself so seriously!!!

    All the best,

    Emma 🙂

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    LOL! Yes I have definitely learned to laugh at myself as well. We have to stop taking life so seriously:) That ages us faster than anything! Thanks Emma!

  11. Glyna,
    Thanks for such great tips on stress management. I like that you are SPECIFIC in your suggestions. My favorites are “write it and rip it” and “tunes”.
    Thanks again,
    Dr. Adam Sheck´s last blog post ..Do You Want More Intimacy

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Yes – I love the write it up and rip it the best too Dr. Adam. Thanks!

  12. Yorinda says:

    Hi Glyna,

    I apprediate your tips on relaxation techniques. Breathing is definitely something I need to to more often, deep belly breathing. If we breath into our belly we can’t be stressed. I learned that when I did my Laughter Yoga leadership training, which also taught me a lot about laughter I didn’t know.

    Thank you so much.

    Love and Light
    Yorinda´s last blog post ..Joy is the Goal

    Glyna Humm Reply:

    Thanks Yorinda! Yes – I have seen laughter yoga – and that definitely seems like an awesome way to relax and “let yourself go”. I am going to have to try that myself:)

  13. I need a little advice about this new direction that I’m heading. I’m current working as a call center agent and I I’m really burnt out now. I discovered this world of making money online and it looks to me so I am interested in starting online business. Do you think it is worth the risk if I leave my current job right now. I’m still a newbie but I’m willing to learn and work hard.

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