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In my every day life I have a busy family to look after and I am also self-employed. On a day to day basis I have a to-do list longer than the paper it is written on and I have so much to think about. Things can quickly get out of hand and if I let anything slip but I also realise that it’s impossible for me to do absolutely everything. Stress can creep up on you if you have a lot to do so I wanted to share some ideas for how to reduce stress in your life.
Relax at home
Being self-employed and working from home means that it can be hard to switch off. I regularly find myself with my laptop on every evening, catching up with any work from the day instead of relaxing or spending time with my husband. There is always something that needs doing which is why it becomes really difficult to stop sometimes. Creating a nice area at home to relax in might be a good idea and having a separate area to sit at could be helpful. SunPan bar stools, matched with a counter could really help you to step away from other things that might need doing.
Outsource work commitments
When it comes to working from home there is always so much for me to do. This could be anything from taking photographs, writing up blog posts or scheduling social media. I don’t think a lot of people realise just how much work goes into being a full time blogger and doing it as your job. However, there are plenty of options for outsourcing work where possible and lots of tools that I can use to make life easier, such as grant tracking software for nonprofits. Using various different methods and tools could really help to cut down the amount of work I need to do myself and therefore, reducing my stress levels.
Take time for yourself
No matter what you have going on in life it’s always important to think about yourself. As someone with a busy family and a 4 year old child, I often put myself at the bottom of the list. However, I’m not use to anyone if I am tired, stressed and stretched too far so now I think it’s really important to take some time for yourself every now and again. This might only mean a coffee on your own once a month but it could also be lunch with friends or a trip to the hairdresser!
Look after your health
Just as it’s important to take time to look after yourself in other ways, it’s also a good idea to look after your health to help keep stress levels as low as possible. Eating a healthy diet, taking additional vitamins if needed and making sure you do some exercise every day can all help to keep stress away and to make you feel better in yourself. Of course, if you or family members need a bit of additional help at home then Spectrum Health Care could offer some extra help or treatments to keep your health in tip top shape, leaving you with less to worry about.