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3 Smart Ways to Beat Stress and Live Well

Is the daily grind getting you down? Do you sometimes feel like the term job burnout was invented just for you? And is stress beginning to interfere with your ability to have fun and enjoy life? If you answered any of those questions in the affirmative, it’s time to get down to business and minimize anxiety and stressful feelings. The good news is that many people deal successfully with the pressures of life every day and go on to have happy, productive careers and personal lives. For many, the hardest part is simply making the decision to deal with the situation head-on. Here are three realistic ways to make day-to-day life less of a hassle and revive the joy of living.

1. Say Goodbye to Clutter

COUPLE DeCluttering house

If your living space is cluttered, the sheer amount of unneeded stuff can lead to a confined, pressurized emotional outlook. For centuries, homeowners have gotten rid of excess belonging to add simplicity, lightness, and freedom to their lives. It’s truly surprising how much a weekend or two of clutter removal can do for the psyche. One of the tricks for eliminating clutter is to work in small increments of time, like 15 or 20 minutes per day. Don’t make a giant work project out of the task. Instead, get rid of one or two small boxes of junk every day for a week, month, or however long it takes before you notice a difference.

2. Sell Your Life Insurance Policy

Life Insurance Policy

Some have the nagging feeling that they could do just fine without a life insurance policy. If that sounds like you, consider turning an unwanted policy into cash in order to improve your financial situation, take a trip, or get rid of credit card debt. Not sure how much you might get or whether your coverage qualifies? No problem. Use an online life settlement calculator to find the answers to those two important questions. The calculator is a precise mathematical tool that factors in your provided information, like age, amount of coverage, how long the policy has been in place, etc. For so many working adults, adding a quick burst of capital to their savings can go a long way toward improving their peace of mind.

3. Put Meditation on Your Daily Schedule

Meditating person

Meditating for just a few minutes every morning or evening can work wonders for those who feel like life is taking its toll on their mental well-being. The beauty of meditation is that the best way to meditate is completely personal and subjective. All you really need to do is sit in a comfortable position (a chair or cushion works equally well), close your eyes, and let the busy, thinking mind slowly calm down.

After a few minutes, you’ll probably notice that both the brain and the body have reached a quieter, more relaxed place. The secret is to meditate every day, and slowly build up your sessions to about 20 or 30 minutes. Over time, the practice can cut stress down to size for most people who stick with it. Remember, meditation isn’t about religion unless you want it to be. For stress reduction, it’s just about sitting still and letting body and mind relax on their own.

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