As a Millennial who was basically raised on technological devices, I’m hooked in and connected basically all of the time. But checking email constantly, scrolling through Facebook, going crazy on Pinterest, and texting friends incessantly is not the way for a simpler life. I learned several months ago that putting my phone away, shutting my laptop, and getting outside into nature does some pretty great things for relieving stress. I call these ‘bubble moments’. It’s been important for me not just to get away from my desk for 10 minutes, but to get outside, move, and soak up some nature – even when it’s gross and raining. From these bubble moments, I have found that there are some real simple-life perks of getting out and into nature: The weather helps reset my mood. For me at least, I feel like any type of weather can have a positive effect on […]
Stress does not have to rule you. Nearly all of us experience anxiety and stress at one point or another, but extreme or prolonged stress can lead to some pretty serious health problems. WebMD lists symptoms that can result from stress such as headaches, stomach issues, high blood pressure, chest pain, decreased libido, insomnia, depression, and panic attacks. Healthline points out the major signs of anxiety and the associated factors that put your health at risk. Anxiety and stress are serious conditions. Of course, we can’t eliminate stress and anxiety altogether. There will always be stressful circumstances that are out of our control. However, I’ve found some methods that help me not to sweat the small stuff, reduce that stress and eliminate some anxiety. Note: These methods do require a bit of mental strength – I can’t offer any other tips than to control (or learn to control) your own […]
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I fell in love with a quote that I saw in Vogue magazine about a woman who described herself as being “quite precious” about her closet. “Quite precious?” I was intrigued. It meant that she only had a precious few things in her closet. Don’t you love that? Imagine having just a few “precious” things that you love, with loads of air space between hangars, and only a small handful of folded sweaters and accessories on the shelves. Imagine clean, open space in your closet, and imagine that you can effortlessly get dressed with what you have. My closet was causing me to feel stressed I wanted my own precious closet because mine was causing me stress. In the past my closet had been minimalist and orderly, but I had let it get away from me, as closets can do when you’re not paying attention. I had fallen into the trap of buying clothes on sale […]