So, did you know that there are such things as good stress and bad stress, and do you know the difference between the two? Good stress is that stress that puts a fire under you making you more productive and rise to an occasion. Bad stress is the stress you take on that drowns you to a point that it’s hard to overcome… it can cause you physical, mental, and emotional pain.
We encounter stress everywhere, and learning how to deal with stress is very important, but the last place we want to encounter stress is at home. Home is supposed to be our safe haven… a place of rest and relaxation. If we’re stressed at work, the last thing we want to do is come home to stress! That’s why we need to do what we can at home to positively deal with stress… remember, we have to do whatever it takes to take care of ourselves, even if that means destressing our homes.
If you’re someone who comes home to stress, it’s time to change that right now. It’s time to face the “not so good,” bad, and the ugly of stressors in your home that can potentially be causing stress in your life.
A lot of times, bedding is not at the top of our list of stressors in our lives. You have your normal workday, come home, and at the end of the night, you get in the bed and go to sleep… nothing out of the norm. But if you could, how would you rate your quality of sleep on a scale of one to ten? Okay, let me ask you this… do you toss and turn a lot in your sleep? If you answered yes to this, it could be because of your bedding.
If you have bedding that you get tangled up in at night, or if your fitted sheet is constantly coming off of your mattress, then you have a bedding problem! Seriously, you need to invest in your sleeping experience by dressing your bed in luxury bedding. Your physical and mental health will thank you!
Keep Bills Out of the Bedroom
Bills are already stressful as it is… you don’t need those stressful items in your room disturbing your sleep. I mean just imagine being sleep, and then you roll over in the middle of the night and see PAST DUE in big red letters on a bill sitting on your nightstand. That’s not going to do anything but stress you out even more and probably cause you to not be able to go back to sleep. So for your own sake, keep those bills anywhere but in your bedroom.
Declutter Your Space
You don’t realize how much “stuff” you accumulate over time until you start to declutter. Take a stroll around your home and take a look at things you could potentially get rid of and things you can’t live without. When it comes to decluttering, you should have the 90/90 rule associated with minimalism.
What is the 90/90 Rule you ask? The 90/90 Rule is a decluttering theory where you have to ask yourself if you’ve utilized a certain item within the past 90 days. If your answer is no, you will then ask yourself if you will use that item in the next 90 days. If your answer is no, then it’s a good idea to get rid of it because it will serve no purpose in your life.
Stay On Top of Chores
Chores are things that no one enjoys doing, but you do them anyway because you have to. Now, I’m not telling you what to do because you can do whatever you want to do as an adult, but if you want to cut stress out of your home life, then you need to consider staying on top of your chores.
Chores include laundry, washing dishes, vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping. Even if one of these things get piled up or out of hand, it can cause a world of trouble because it’s going to take longer to do. Chores are not things you can get rid of, but they are things you can make easier by staying on top of them, lessening your workload.
As hard as it is to say, powering down from electronics can destress your life. If you’re at home and you normally like to get in the bed and scroll through Facebook on your tablet, try doing something else every now and then. I’m not saying to do that every night unless you can stand it, but every now and then, you should unplug yourself from all that.
You may not realize it but when you hop on social media and see people on there doing great things, traveling the world, and just showing off their new experiences, it can sometimes strike a nerve of jealousy that you’re sitting in bed looking at that, and not living like that. You, of course, would never admit to that, but whether you want to admit it or not, it does make you jealous, and that jealousy can stress you out. Try reading a book before bed instead of scrolling on your social media.
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