“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” ―Lou Holtz
Let’s face it: stress is unavoidable.
We are all regularly affected by stress, and while some level of stress can actually be good for you, too much stress can take a serious toll on you mentally and physically.
Sometimes life just happens, so it’s important to have some coping tools in your back pocket when the shit hits the fan.
In this episode of The Elevated Life®, we’re sharing 3 Rules for a Low Stress Life. If stress has been getting in the way of you going after your big goals and dreams, you need to listen to this one!
Tune in to hear:
✨ How eating the same breakfast and lunch every day can help you focus on more important things
✨ Why you should delegate the things on your to-do list that are stressing you out
✨ How to let go of stress and worry in a healthy way instead of avoiding your own feelings
✨ The underlying philosophy that we use to live an elevated life
Rule 1: Simplify
If you’re like most people, you probably set yourself up to make too many decisions throughout the day. Even small choices can start to pile up quickly and become overwhelming. Simplifying your life by creating routines and consistency, can help keep your stress levels low.
For example: Chris eats the same breakfast and lunch everyday. This removes 2 potential choices from his mind and helps him to focus on other things
What in your life can you choose to cut out or delegate?
Rule 2: Let The Small Shit Go
If it’s not going to matter in 5 years, don’t spend more than 5 minutes on it. Stop wasting your precious life force energy on things that don’t matter!
Often when we think about letting things go, we end up avoiding them or not expressing our feelings. With this rule, you give yourself 5 minutes to cry, worry, or scream about whatever is stressing you out. Then after that 5 minutes, you can truly let it go.
Allowing yourself to recognize and honor the things that stress you out without letting them take over your life will help you to move on to the things that are the most important.
Rule 3: 7 or Above
The 7 or above rule is the underlying philosophy that has helped Chris and I to live a more elevated life. It helps us to set boundaries, cut out bullshit, and remove toxic people from our life.
Here’s how it works: for any decision that you make in your life, ask yourself “From a scale of 1-10, how does this sit with me?” If it’s not at least a 7, it’s an immediate no!
This will simplify your decision making process and help you to live an aligned life.
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Is it challenging your ability to focus, sleep, or even connect with what’s good in your life?
You are not alone in your suffering.
This is something that many of us are experiencing given the pandemic and current news.
Stress is a destructive process.
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