As a busy career woman, you are no stranger to stress in your professional life. But some of your stress could be triggered by a lack of organization. If you want help with stress and overwhelm, you need to take steps to organize your life.
Having a lot of clutter and disorganization at home, in your car, and at work can create the feeling of overwhelming chaos.
This will only cause MORE stress than you already have. Now is the time to take clear steps to organize your life to FINALLY get some relief from chronic stress.
5 Simple Steps to Organize Your Life & Manage The Stress of Daily Life
Step #1. Get Rid of All the Paper
To start with, begin eliminating all the extra paper you keep leaving around. If you don’t ever use sales ads or grocery inserts, throw them in the recycle bin as soon as you get them from the mailbox.
Don’t leave them on the counter and let them collect for days or weeks or even months.
Start signing up for online bill pay and cancel getting print statements from your bank and any utility companies that will allow it. A lot of companies now want to reduce their paper as well, so most will accommodate you.
Step #2. Start Organizing Drawers and Cabinets
The next step is to go through all closets, pantries, cupboards, and drawers and begin organizing them. Depending on how cluttered they are right now, this might be a bit of a long and arduous process.
Try to just go with one room at a time, organizing it over the weekend. Get drawer organizers, baskets, and shelves; anything that you need to begin organizing what you have.
Step #3. Create a Laundry Routine
You can also spend some time coming up with a laundry routine, since this is often where women have the most clutter in their home and disorganization.
If the piles of dirty clothes are getting to you, see if you can come up with a reasonable schedule to tackle it.
Begin doing one small load every evening while dinner is cooking, or have your kids and teens help you with it throughout the week.
Don’t be afraid to hire a laundry service if you just can’t seem to keep up. I promise, that will be money well spent.
Step #4. De-Clutter Your Life
There are also other ways to get rid of the clutter and live a more organized life.
You can minimize your belongings and get rid of anything you don’t use, including clothes and shoes you haven’t touched in a long time.
You should also go through your garage, basement and attic, since junk tends to pile up in these areas.
Don’t forget about de-cluttering your car and office as well.
Step #5. Start Exercising
You may have heard that exercise is good for many things, including your stress related issues and stress relief.
Though you have probably heard this, you may be wondering how you can organize your life to make time for exercise. And the even bigger question, how can exercise help your specific stress?
The key to remember is that everyone has different reactions to stress. Some people become quiet while others become aggressive.
So it’s crucial to take steps to organize your life around the right exercise routine for YOU!
If Stress Makes You Aggressive Release your Aggression with Kickboxing
If you deal with stress, or are dealing with your stress, with an aggressive viewpoint then kickboxing may be the ideal exercise for you. It is very physical and allows you to get out your aggression on a practice dummy or bag.
Let’s face it, we all have that moment where a physical display of emotion would make us feel better but we can’t do that legally. This is the next best thing and will help work your muscle groups as well as help with balance and stress relief.
Most gyms or martial arts studios do offer some form of kickboxing or boxing classes.
Force Stress Out With a Good Run ( or a Power Walk)
Running helps you drop weight, stay flexible, and most of all it helps you think. You are alone for the run, in most cases, and you can focus on your issues and pushing the stress out of your body through the run. You can do this at an indoor track, on a treadmill, or just outside.
Running is not for everyone, but if you love the feeling of pushing yourself until all the stress is out and you are physically exhausted, then this may be the ideal option for you.
This is especially ideal for people who want to be alone to deal with their stress.
Walking is also a great anti-dote for stress. Walking is the stress relief strategy that works best for me. It’s easy on my joints, I can walk as slowly or as quickly as I need to, depending on my energy level or needs for that day.
If walking as exercise could work for you, then start taking steps to organize your life around a walking routine.
When is the best time for you to walk? In the mornings or evenings? Where will you walk? Indoor on a treadmill or outdoor in nature. How often will you walk and for how long? 3 times a week for 60 minutes? 5 times a week for 30 Minutes? Will you walk alone or with an exercise buddy? How will you reward yourself for sticking to your walking routine?
Remove Stress Calmly with Yoga
It goes without saying that yoga helps with stress. There are many poses you can do to release stress and toxins from your system. Yoga is an exercise to reach for when you want a calming way of removing the stress from your day and your body.
You may not feel aggression towards to the stress, but you still want it removed in a healthy and soothing way. That is what yoga can do for you. Yoga can also help with blood pressure and regulating your breathing to help calm your entire body.
What works for YOU?
So how do YOU respond to stress? With aggression, with forceful determination, or with resolved calm?
Which form of exercise is best for you? Physical kickboxing, energetic running ( or walking), or soothing yoga?
Once you figure that out you can take concrete steps to organize your life and your work-out routine to FINALLY conquer your daily stress.
Are you ready to take SIMPLE steps to organize your life and get your stress under control? This simple 3-step plan is exactly what you’ve been searching for!