It is sometimes hard to separate ourselves from our daily routine without getting stressed out. One must be constantly aware of the time, the needs of our family, and getting certain household chores accomplished in a timely manner. However, being aware does not always mean you must be living in a constant state of stress; with some simple steps, you can be stress free while remaining aware of your obligations.
Living For Today
We cannot do anything about yesterday; we can worry about tomorrow, or we can work towards ensuring tomorrow is a great day by living in the moment. Becoming self-aware means recognizing we can only address the current; we cannot undo the past, we cannot worry about what may come. Living for today is one way to allow you to be aware of what today has in store for you, and reduces stress because you are aware you cannot do anything about the past or future.
Be Aware of Personal Distractions
If you are easily distracted by depressing thoughts, this can cause an unusual amount of stress, and have a negative impact on your sense of well-being. While you should be aware you are prone to these types of thoughts, do not let them dictate your day, week, or year. Keep personal distractions at bay by using positive thoughts; this can often be accomplished by setting small, reasonable goals for you to achieve on a regular basis. A made goal will give you a new sense of accomplishment, lower your stress, and make you feel good about yourself.
Be Around Those Who Are Positive
Evaluate your friends; they can help you continue to live in the present. Do not be around people who are toxic as they can drain your energy, and cause you a lot of stress. Make time to be with those whom you love, they will help you increase your energy level, and keep your stress low. Make time to exercise, eat well, and above all, get sufficient rest.
Living in awareness is important, but it also means letting go of things you cannot change. You need not focus on negatives; there will always be things in your life that do not work out as you had hoped; this does not mean you should have a higher level of stress, it simply means you need to focus on the good things you have done; for yourself, your family and for others.