Stress has always been the cause of serious psychological and physiological problems for people not only in the UK but world-wide. For this reason the International Stress Management Association has been trying to raise awareness about this problems for 15 years. Though it’s not a long-feared disease, it can cause serious problems. So, to show our support, our team has come up with a few ideas on stress reduction. We cannot help you with minimizing your work load and problems. Instead, we can help with stress reduction at home.
1. Reduce Stress Sources
There are various ordinary items which can cause stress without you even knowing it. If you’re the proud owner of a huge wall-mounted TV in the bedroom, you’ll have to move it. Not having something flashing directly in your eyes will help you have a better rest. If you have an office corner in the bedroom, get everything out. Your bedroom is the place where you should enjoy your rest by having a good night’s sleep.
2. Plan Your Home Improvement And Upkeep Duties In Advance
A key factor for not going crazy about your housework tasks is organizing them by difficulty and time consumption. You’re right we’re not psychologists. But this will help you filter so much work around your home. Making a plan or a schedule repeating and one-time tasks. This way you’ll know if it’s time to call a professional to take care of the gutters or if it’s time to start winterizing your home. If you’re planning on a major renovation in the spring, start preparing now. Find contractors while they’re available and start choosing materials. You will have more time to make your mind up and will arrive at the best decision with no pressure.
3. Delegate Responsibilities And Avoid Stress
Stress is no reason to sell your home and go live in the Highlands. Yet, you could delegate tasks you won’t be able to do. You can ask a family member to help you or hire a professional to do it instead of you.
4. Keep Your Property Organized
De-cluttering will help you reduce stress by getting rid of unnecessary items and sorting the ones you need in their proper place. Think of ways you can store your personal items without hoarding them in the basement. Have vertical shelves installed, and switch to multi-purpose furniture. This way you have everything you need in the proper place.
5. Express Yourself
Express yourself with changes in the interior décor. This way you will be able to change your home into a place which brings you peace. Re-arrange the furniture or change it with new, re-paint or do something else to improve your home.
6. Define Your Personal Space
It’s not easy to find a peaceful place around your home, especially if you’re part of a big family. Yet, sometimes you just need to get away for a little while. So, the solution if to make your own, personal relaxation spot.