What would you do to make your life more simple with less stress?
die - no more stress. Although stress is as much as you make it. Difficulites come -you jus gotta learn how to cope with them
Do something about the things I don't like (change what I can change) and make the best out of what I can not change-this is the best advice that I've been given in my adult life. People sometime get hung up on things that they can not control (like other people) and it causes stress in their life. Let it go-Relax, Relate, Release!
Throwing yourself into a creative activity is another great way to de-stress and to prevent stress. I like writing, but others like to paint or play music or sketch or make pottery or do interior design or build things.
Resign from a commitment you’re not passionate about.
go back in time to 1950's where life WAS more simple--less technology,
Spend more time with love one, get a work which is stress free (like work from home) and lastly, go for a holiday
I stay away from disputes and complications and these two things makes my life so easy,simple and happy.
I live my day as if today is the last day for me on this earth..sounds crazy but it works fine for me
I would not worry about the future too much,would not gossip and would do some relaxing activity , like maybe eat some good food :-)....or just take a walk
I lay everything in God's hands... because I know that even if we don't know what will happen in the future, it gives us so much security to know WHO holds our future.
Have a bigger and better job, more money, buy a bigger house, buy a better car, and more on entertainment, traveling, and have lots more big parties with lots of people. I live a simple life. In fact, it's so simple the stress is going to kill me.
HAHAHHAHA Quit my job! Of course, then there would be the financial stress. So-quit my job and get paid for doing what I love-writing.
Just start living....No essential tools needed but the power to know that I am living in emotional freedom.
On a more serious note than I posted I above, I can't honestly say that "level of complicated" in life (at least in mine) is the cause of stress. The person who knows how to manage complications often doesn't find it all that stressful. The stuff that causes the serious, serious, stress is usually the stuff we can't do anything about - illness, illness of family members, severe loss of one sort or another (even financially, as with those people who have lost their homes through the financial crisis), watching loved ones go through serious difficulties...
Those, to me, are thing real stresses. If I'm tied to my computer, getting too many calls, having to answer to many e.mails, or needing to get a new power strip for my TV/DVD/whatever else hook-up - none of those things are a big deal to me.
Listen to your heart.:)If you think a lot(about things that don't interest you) you are sure to be stressed which can lead to a devastating life style.
I agree Uma07, listen to your heart.
Yesterday a friend told me 90% of all stress is from either worrying about the past or the future. That means only 10% of our stress is in the present. So, let the past go, it's made you who you are today. Have hope in your future, and just live in the present. There, your stress has been cut 90% and you don't even have to quit your job
I definitely agree with this point. So much of what we worry about is out of our control, at least at the time.
I would add that you can reduce even more of your stress by only worrying when it leads to action. If you're worried about something, then do something about it. If you can't do anything, there's no sense in worrying. And if you've done all you can, there's no sense in worrying any more.
I feel less stress when I take the time to meditate before I tackle the day's jobs. It helps me to feel more focused. I also feel much less stress when I stop listening to the voices of all those outside my Higher Self who are telling me what THEY think I should be doing. It's so much less stressful when I follow the guidance of my intuition and have faith that my life is working just the way it's supposed to.
Even when things look like they're going all wrong, I remember that ultimately "All things will be well" -as all things are working out according to the Divine Plan. It's helpful to say this affirmation: "Everything is happening for my higher good. The universe works in perfect ways."
Also, from the Bible: "All things work together for good for those who love God."
Just stop worrying about things that you have no control over, relax, do what you want to do... No stress....
Living is great.....
LeanMan, that works up to a point; but if what a person worries over or stresses over (and the two aren't always the same) are sometimes things a person can't separate. For example, a mother seeing her kids going through something and not being able to do something about it - that's one that there's no "stop-thinking-about-it" without trying to lie to oneself and saying, "I don't care what happens to my son or daughter". It's the same with stress caused by having to watch anyone close (a parent, sibling, whoever) go through something. No matter how a person tries to keep things in perspective and manage the stress, there's no separating some concerns/caring. It's the nature of caring about someone, and if it's someone close there's way too much caring to stop stressing over it.
Oh, you're right! No matter what we do, we can't expect to go through life without a care in the world - that just wouldn't be life, and things will happen that are out of our control.
But we can deal with those things more efficiently if we get rid of all the pointless, meaningless things in our lives that only clutter and burdon unnecessarily.
Oh, I've done this. I ruthlessly threw out everything, but everything I didn't really need, broke off contact with people who only put pressure on me, dealt with matters that were troubling me once and for all, and told myself to only do what I have time to do - there's always another day.
I feel a lot better since I did that.
UNa07 you are right."Listen to your Heart". What does your heart say to me? For myself as I spoke of in my Hub, live life on a lower key and simple. Why have all those extra bills for all the fancy things that are really not nessesary although they are nice, only if you truly can afford them. They are only material things. I'm heading down south and live on my boat and just relax for what years we have left on this earth.
I have been doing that for years. I am PMR (Pretty Much Retired) and the "PM" part gets bigger every year. We have a relaxed, simple life style and live on half the money we used to squander.
There are so many things we just do not need..
Pcunix good for you. I wish you all the luck and happiness, I kived on a boat when I first got married and loved it. Now after 30 years of marriage it's time for a change and as you said live a simple life. Life is all that you make it. No one really needs to as they say live high on the hog to enjoy life.
I like to have a bit of stress in my life, but do not get very stressed usually. I do enjoy a challenge and believe that stress is a matter of how we view things a lot of the time.
Being rich or poor alters nothing really.
I would live my life today not looking back or into the future, just enjoying things as they come, taking everything in my stride. Not looking at the stats all the time. If there is trouble around the corner i never trouble trouble, and never let it trouble me. I am learning to ignore what I cant stand. so life is pretty simple.
Listen to classical music on my way to work and doing a little bit of meditation before going to bed. It helps.
I took a sabbatical from my stressful job when i realized that my happiness was worth more than my salary
I always remind myself that worry brings nothing but bad feeling. it doesn't solve anything. So everyday, i remind myself to stay grateful and positive, despite anything. When you live each day as if it's your last, nothing can worry you.
Want for less and live by the adage that less is more and then you have less to think or worry about.
The man who knows that enough is enough will always have enough. Lao-Tzu
be humble. u can't live a simple life without being humble.
pride brings too much stress..u think how to win another person,
how to be more beautiful than another lady,
should u go for cosmetic surgery, what dress to wear,
envy brings unhappiness.
how to have a bigger house than your neighbor
covetousness brings much sadness.
how to become a millionaire.
makes u less greedy.makes u able to smile.
ungratefulness makes you grumble n complain.
be less selfish. Giving brings blessings.
there is a joy in giving. brings so much satisfaction.
more blessed to give than to receive.
love. we are created to love n be love.
without true love, without someone to love,
happiness is not complete.
Adam without Eve,
a mother without a baby to hold.
die to yourself
so that you are no longer controlled by lusts
we go through so much
emotions and desires in life.
the best way to be happy
is to be humble
and try to be simple.
the best things in life
are the simple things.
I think, unlimited desires plays a pivotal role here. One can't embrase simplicity unless he/she doesn't have control over his/her desires. There is no end of desires, it will expand and increase and we'll fail to attain simplicity. Thus, one should learn to control over his/her desires in order to attain simplicity. That's what I have learnt so far.
Well let's see,,,,,
I'm single with no drama in my life. No kids, moved down south so no family around to start trouble.
I work at home so no office drama there,,
I make enough to pay my bills and have NO bills besides the basics so no money drama there,,,,,
I don't see how I can get any more stress free and relaxed,,,
I learned to turn my troubles over to The Creator.
I don't worry about anything after that,it's out of my hands.
I've been stress free for years,I know what not to worry about,and what I need to worry about I turn it over.
I know I can not change a person,so i never stress that.
If it's a situation,I know The Creator will guide me to a solution.
Getting to this point in life has been a learning experience.
Attach very little value to money and all things material--afterall you aint taking it with you when you die--just enjoy being alive.
Have sufficient money to not work and to travel.
On the rest.... I think that is fundamental a right mental attitude... That I think I have!
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