If you have caught yourself spending a lot of time shopping and spending money on material things without actually being satisfied, you may be tempted to break this long overdue habit. The challenge is to figure out where to start – but don’t stress out, there is always a way to simplify our over-complicated lives.
Here are a five tips that can help you reduce stress, anxiety, and as a big bonus, keep your house clean.
1. Analyze your spending habits
Do you have a clear idea where does most of your money goes to? Is it food, clothes or beauty products? Or maybe gadgets? Which months do you tend to spend the most? Or which days of the month? Is there anything happening around those days that may lead you to spending more than usual?
Ask yourself these questions to analyze your spending habits, that way you will have a better idea of what triggers your spending and change the habit.
2. Clean your handbag
If you tend to accumulate receipts, chewing gum or just any little piece of trash that you can’t throw away at the moment in your handbag, then it’s a good habit to empty your handbag once in a while. This simple action will make you feel better right away!
3. Purge your wardrobe
A great idea to keep you home clean and feel good at the same time is to purge your wardrobe. Try to get rid of old clothes or clothes that you don’t use at least twice a year and donate the items to charity, there is a lot of people who can give good use to it.
4. Spend more time with your loved ones
One of the best and proven ways to reduce stress is to spend quality time with your loved ones, especially if that quality time leaves your phone out of the picture. Suggest a gathering at your place to have dinner with your closest friends and enjoy the evening without scrolling through social media or posting updates. And if you’re worried about the cleaning either before your gathering or after, don’t sweat it, call Weekend Maids and book a before and after party cleanup service and relax.
Take some time to calm down, practice meditation and gratitude. There is no better way to counteract the effects of a hectic life than taking some time for yourself just to breathe and be present in the moment.
We hope you find these tips helpful, remember that you’re no superwoman or superman to take care of every single detail in your life or the life of those around you. Try to delegate responsibilities such as house cleaning chores and you will notice the change right away.