A few years ago I wrote about how to Simplify the Season so maybe the holidays can be less stressful and more enjoyable. I still agree with everything I wrote. The biggest thing I suggest is honesty. Be honest with your friends and family about how much you feel you can do and be really… Continue reading Simplify the Holiday Season
Every time you get behind the wheel of a car, you’re in control of a 2 ton weapon. Yipes! What a strange, but very accurate, way to think about it. But knowing that might make you more aware of how serious the privilege of driving really is. You may need to slow down your anxious… Continue reading Slow Down Anxious Driving
Here's a simple trick to reduce stress ... write slower. This post is going to be short, to the point (like the point of a pencil … baaaaahahahaha), and well … simple. You simply write slower. Wait ….. whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? How the heck can that have anything to do with anything? Trust me. It does. Writing… Continue reading Slowing Down Your Writing
It’s a vicious circle*. When you’re depressed and/or anxious you don’t make the effort to clean or declutter your spaces. But having cluttered and messy spaces can actually make you more depressed and/or anxious. In fact, there are studies that link clutter to an increase in the stress hormone, cortisol, along with other mental health… Continue reading Clutter and Your Mental Health
When you first start realizing you need to simplify your life it’s usually when you’ve reached your breaking point and you just can’t think about or handle one more thing. You’ve reached (and probably surpassed) your own limit. How do you know you’re close to reaching your limit? you are physically, mentally, or emotionally tired… Continue reading Are You (Self) Aware of Your Limits?