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If you’re looking for a way to clear your mind, you need to say no to stress and stop it in its tracks.  This year, don’t let stress clutter your mind, heart or soul!

Finding simple ways to say “no” to stress isn’t overly difficult. As a matter of fact, you’ll be amazed at how free and calm you’ll feel once you mentally decide to remove stress from your life. The crazy thing about stress? It tends to creep up on you when you least expect it. For this reason, it’s important to center your mind and allow yourself to find peace internally as well.

3 Ways To Say “No” To Stress this Year

These simple ways to say no to stress this year will provide a great foundation to ease the clutter in your mind!

  • Start off each day with your own quiet time

It doesn’t matter what you decide to do with your own quiet time, just make it happen. Start your mornings writing in a journal or simply sitting on your porch and enjoying a cup of coffee or tea. Those activities that are calming to you will help set the stage for your moods and emotions for the entire day.

By taking charge of your mornings and putting the focus on you and the calm around you, you can wash away those thoughts or feelings of stress with ease.

saying no to stress

  • Enjoy a little snuggle time throughout your day

I don’t know about you, but I find great happiness throughout my day because of the snuggles I get to enjoy with my favorite furry feline. Just being close to something that allows you to love and hold it helps your mind relax and your body feels less tense.

This concept and thought process will work with animals or humans a well so if you have the opportunity to stop during various times throughout your day and squeeze in some snuggles, it’s a great way to keep the stress level at bay!

simple ways to be stress free

  • Treat your body to relaxation and stretches as often as possible

Did you know that so much of your stress you’re actually holding in your muscles throughout your body? By just taking a few simple moments to stretch and relax, you can relieve the feelings of stress almost instantly. Some people find that yoga sessions are a great way to end (or begin) their day because it helps them to focus on themselves in a way that also stretches the muscles, too.

using yoga to help with stress

While stress is one aspect of life that seems to be ever-present, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t things that you can do each and every day to combat it. These three simple ways to say “no” to stress can be done each and every day and are a great way to take charge of your mental happiness as well.

Don’t let stress become so powerful in your life that it causes you to lose focus of you. Begin each day with a new and bright outlook and you may find that after a while, stress is no longer even on your radar.