6 Things To Avoid For a Stress-Free Life

HEALTH  |  August 12, 2017
  • Comparison
    1 / 6 Comparison

    On this day last year, what didn’t you know or have? Let your progress astound you. Basically, focus on your own stuff and stop comparing yourself to others because it will only serve to hold you back and lead to more stress.

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  • Exhaustion
    2 / 6 Exhaustion

    Go to bed earlier. Take a bath. Read. Unwind. There is nothing magical or mystical about getting sufficient rest. Commit to a curfew during the week and to being more organised.

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  • Excuses
    3 / 6 Excuses

    Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of the excuse that you can’t have it. Harness the power of positive thinking and allow yourself to achieve the things that you really want: a promotion at work, a fulfilling relationship, more money…

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  • Guilt
    4 / 6 Guilt

    Stop feeling guilty about things that are beyond your control. Guilt is unhealthy, unconstructive and it stresses you out. It’s also proof that you’ve been living in the past. Move into the present.

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  • Regret
    5 / 6 Regret

    Give yourself a break and don’t look back with regret. Remind yourself that you’ve always done the very best you could with what you knew at the time and with the resources that you had.

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  • Clutter
    6 / 6 Clutter

    This is bad for the mind and bad for your wallet. Consider decluttering your physical space little by little, but don’t forget to clear out the junk in your head too. Do these things and you’ll be less stressed for sure.

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    A version of this story first appeared in The Singapore Women’s Weekly. The go-to, trusted magazine for the latest news and information in areas that matter most to the professional working woman, The Singapore Women’s Weekly is now available in both print and digital formats. Visit www.WomensWeekly.com.sg for more.

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