Modern life is stressful. We’ve got a rough economy, gas prices are high, job reports are low, and that’s just the stuff we see on the news. All the stress in your own (non-televised) life probably adds up, too.
So how can you deal with all that stress?
One easy way to get away from it all (sort of) is to set up a stress free zone in your house, some spot where you can go and no bothersome distractions can follow. If you have the space, set a room aside. If not, place comfortable chair in the corner of a room or set up a room divider to block your stress free zone from the outside world.
Choose an area that gets lots of natural light, and keep some neat little games or trinkets that you can unwind with nearby. Candles are never a bad idea, either.
Try to spend at least 10-20 minutes a day in your stress free zone. Find some little ritual to help take your mind off of the real world for a bit. It could be any small act like reading a magazine, drinking a cup of coffee or eating an apple. Eventually, your body and mind will get into the habit of relaxing whenever you do this particular activity in your stress free zone.
How would you set up your stress free zone? Leave a comment and let us know.
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