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5 ways to overcome stress and get your focus back

One of the issues many of us face on a daily basis is the ability to self-motivate. So how do we combat this?

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When it all builds up

One of the issues many of us face on a daily basis is the ability to self-motivate. This is especially difficult when stress continuously builds up through a combination of our work and personal lives.

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5 simple tricks

If you are anything like me, stress can build up to a point where avoiding all tasks is the only route you feel equip to take. However, with school, work, and the attempt to maintain a social life, I have had to learn how to creatively over come stress and stay productive. Listed below are ways I have found effective in manipulating a decrease in stress.

  1. Read: As basic as this sounds, reading really does spark creativity and reduce stress. Reading can help to take your mind off of real life but it also keeps the mind active for when you are ready to be productive.
  1. Get organized: making calendars, using planners, and creating to-do lists keeps the mind flowing and keeps you on track. My life would be an even bigger hot mess if I did not utilize the art of list making. Keeping all of my tasks and schedules in order, it helps to reduce stress and make me more productive.
  1. Invest in a journal: Purchase a journal and set aside a little time each day to write in it. Again, this keeps your mind active and creative. However, it also helps to relieve built up stress as it is an outlet for getting issues off of your chest.
  1. Treat yourself: If you are feeling overwhelmed with stress, take a little “me-time” out of your day as a way to decompress. Either partake in some retail therapy or treat yourself to a baked good. This will help to perk you up and eliminate stress.
  1. Talk to others: This is the most effective method I have found for reducing stress. Taking time out of my day to have a talk with a friend is my favorite way helps to take my mind off of stress and also helps to seek out different perspectives. Others can help to offer advice on how to tackle projects and they can help to spark creativity.

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Staff Writer, Taylor Leddin is a publicist and freelance writer for a number of national outlets. She was featured on Thrive Global as a successful woman in journalism, and is the editor-in-chief of The Tidbit. Taylor resides in Chicago and has a Bachelor in Communication Studies from Illinois State University.

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