Top Ten Resolutions for The New Year If You Want to Stress Less and Live More

New-Year_Resolutions_list When it comes to stress management for women, New Year’s is a time to start fresh, to do something new, to really make a change in your life. If you are living a stressful life and want to actually start living, I have some resolutions for the New Year that you can make to start living a happier, more fulfilling life. Let’s be serious, it’s no fun to live in a constant state of stress. Use the New Year to start eliminating stress and bringing more joy into your life.

  1. Spend more time with friends and family. Friends and family should be the be-all, end-all in your life. Making money, sustaining your life, and having hobbies are all great and noble pursuits, but real happiness comes from fulfilling relationships. Make a commitment in the New Year to work on your most important relationships and make them more fulfilling. Do something a group. Go camping, have dinner, watch a movie, etc.
  1. Fit in fitness. Are you walking enough? Exercising enough? Most busy people do not make fitness a priority, when in reality, it can make them far more productive. Just taking half an hour, every day, to do something active can seriously improve your mood, productivity, and even boost your energy levels throughout the day. Make a point to fit in fitness this next year, whether you get outside or just walk on a treadmill in your own home.
  1. Eat healthy. Food and stress are heavily connected. If you’re not eating right, your body is going to be more stressed. Eating junk food, while it might feel good in the moment, is terrible in the long term. Making a resolution to eat healthier and to make cooking a less stressful task, is a great way to improve your life.
  1. Embrace relaxation techniques. If you’re not already actively trying to reduce your stress, now is the time to make a commitment to start. Instead of letting stress control your life, control your stress with a relaxation technique that works for you.
  1. Enjoy life more and stress less. You can make the decision to stress less and to live a more enjoyable life. You may need to eliminate some habits and implement some new ones, but it is possible. This book can show you how.
  1. Better time management. When it comes to stress management for women, this is one of the most important things a woman can do. Lacking time is one of the number one stressors among busy women. How do you find time to work and take care of your home and family? Finding ways to manage your time more effectively as a part of your New Year’s resolutions can mean more time for the truly important things in life.
  1. Get out of debt. Financial stress is the most common and most detrimental kind of stress a woman can face. Taking actions to gain control of your finances during the next year can help eliminate the stress from your life.
  1. Learn something new or take up a hobby. Gaining a new skill can make you feel as accomplished and competent as you actually are. Pick a skill or hobby that will benefit your life and reduce stress. Gardening is a great example, but anything that makes you feel calm for a few moments during a hectic day, week, or month, is worth your time.
  1. Do something for others. Doing something for others is a great way to improve your own life. When you focus on the needs of someone else, you can forget about your own problems and stress for a few hours. Make someone a great gift, volunteer at a homeless or animal shelter, or donate time or money to a great cause.

     

  2. Get organized. Clutter in your home and yard can make you feel stressed and overwhelmed. New Year’s is a great time to de-clutter your life. Get organized and throw out the things you don’t need. If you don’t have any storage in your backyard, invest in a storage shed to hide your trashcans, mower, or other yard tools. Get some filing cabinets and other storage for your business papers inside your home. Don’t let mess and clutter be another source of stress in the New Year!
About Darlene

Darlene is passionate and enthusiastic about helping women simplify their lives, develop stress resilience, regain balance, and find happiness, despite the personal storms life throws at them. She has published a popular series of stress management books which focus on simple, practical and healthy stress relief strategies, as well as provide FREE resources and services that help women become more stress-resilient.

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