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Do you wish you could stress less?

Know you are not alone.  We came blame stress for distracting us, but we can’t blame it for our sleepless nights.  We can’t blame it for how we treat people we love.  We can’t blame it for how we eat.

We can blame all of that on how we deal with our stress.

Chronic stress contributes to substance abuse, type 2 diabetes, ulcers, weight gain, high blood pressure, heart disease, and so many other chronic diseases.

Spiritual Girl’s Approach to Stress Less


Here are 10 Ways to Stress Less, so you don’t suffer from the stress of your success.

Breathe | The Breath is a fantastic tool. Control your breath and control your inner world.  Whenever you start to feel stressed, take a deep breath. Then take several more deep breaths until you feel relaxed.

Dance | Jam on it.  I love music. If you do too, put on your favorite jam and dance it out.  There’s nothing like hearing your song.

Talk | Reach out and talk to someone.  Studies show talking it out with someone you can trust reliefs stress and helps give you more perspective on your situation.

Walk | Get some fresh air. It’s incredible what some air and a sun kiss can do to raise your vibe to counter the effects of stress.

Rest | If you’re not resting your body is not healing from everyday stress.  Take a time-out when you need one.

Learn | Distract yourself by focusing on something you’re interested in for fun is a great way to put stress in its place.


Hug | Sometimes we just need a big hug, studies prove it.  If you need a hug, ask for one.  A 10-second hug has been shown to reduce blood pressure, ease anxiety, and regulate your heartbeat.

Smile | When things are going to the crapper, smile.  There are things we cannot control and when those times happen, smile.  Know it’s okay.  It’s just a bad day, not a bad life.

Focus | Immerse yourself in a big project that you have wanted to get done for a while.  Use an inspired project as a distraction to get through difficult times.

Remember | Close your eyes and take yourself to the last time you felt really good and completely relaxed.  Take in that moment and allow yourself to go back there and feel them.  Let go of what is stressing you out and hold on to those good feelings.  If you’d like to try a cool positive mindset technique I learned in Neurolinguistics Training, click here.

In my book, Be a Spiritual Girl in a Material World: Achieve Radical Personal Success Without Sacrificing Your Health, Wealth, and HappinessIn it, I share a lifestyle management system that allows us to calm the chaos and reclaim our time so we can achieve work-life balance and the success we desire by living with passion, purpose, and play. Check it out.  I also share ways to manage and process the stressors in life, so they don’t get the best of us.

I’d love to know how you stress less. Please share your ah-has, comments, questions, and thoughts in the comment section below, or email me at Carmen@WellbeingMessenger.com.   I am here for you and I personally read and respond to all of my emails and comments.

Also, if you enjoyed this article, please share it with a friend you think will enjoy it.  There are share links at the bottom of this post. Your share goes far and means the world to me and our mission. 

Until next time, live with passion, purpose, and play.

With gratitude,

Carmen M. Perez, Your Wellbeing Messenger
Lifestyle Coach for Women
Growth ~ Marketing ~ Performance
Author, Motivational Speaker, Trainer, Mother, Wife, and Lover of Life

Do you want to achieve work-life balance but don't know where to start?

Be a Spiritual Girl in a Material World Book Cover MediumSeventy-seven percent (77%) of the population regularly experiences physical symptoms caused by stress.
Seventy-three percent (73%) of the population regularly experiences psychological symptoms caused by stress.
Fifty-six percent (56%) of the population lives with chronic stress.
Thirty-three percent (33%) feel they are living with extreme stress.

Are you among these numbers?

Use my book, Be a Spiritual Girl in a Material World: Achieve Radical Personal Success Without Sacrificing Your Health, Wealth, and Happiness, to calm the chaos, reclaim your time, so you can achieve the work-life balance and success you crave without sacrificing your health, wealth, and happiness.

“Carmen’s book is a real life-changer.” ~Jeanine Fey

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