How to De-Stress Your Life with 3 Easy Tools

De-Stress Your Life

De-Stress Your Life


Article by Emily Evans Russell
Philosophy of People
Magazine: Issue #18

Have you ever had a time when you were running around like crazy, hoping your caffeine buzz lasts long enough to fit in at least 5 more things from your to-do list?

Your laundry is piling up, everyone else seems to need something NOW, and the last time you did anything nurturing for yourself feels like about a century ago?

Of course, I've never had a moment like that..... LOL!

When you are feeling stressed-out and a little crazy, use these 3 Easy Tools to reclaim your sanity:

1) When you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or just not as peaceful as you'd like to be - ask "Who does this belong to?" If you feel lighter or more relaxed after asking, IT ISN'T YOURS! 

We are all super psychic and aware. 98% of our thoughts, feelings and emotions actually aren't ours. We pick them up from everyone around us.

Sounds wacky right? I thought so too. Yet, why not give this tool a try? I'm amazed when I see my 5 year old daughter use this tool and all of her angst and frustration just goes away.

2) Begin your day by asking "How can today be far greater and easier than anything I could possibly imagine?" Then let it go - don't let your brain try to figure out an answer. Allow the awareness to pervade your world and have fun following what shows up! 

3) Ask: "What do I require today that would make my life more peaceful?" Waking up 15 minutes early to have a cup of coffee by yourself? Taking a bath before dinner? Leaving your phone off? Maybe it's spending a whole day without doing anything that you 'have to' do. 

When you take care of yourself, it sends the message that you know YOU ARE WORTH IT. You deserve it. And then like magic, the universe reflects that back to you.

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HAVE FUN playing with these tools! There is no right or wrong way to do this.

Ask the questions, trust your awareness, and choose whatever makes you happy.

I wonder what space these tools can create in your life?

Wanna experiment? I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences! Leave a comment below.

Are you ready for more? Would you like to start creating the life you know is possible? To work with me 1-on-1, get more tools, learn more, contact me here.

Philosophy of People is a compilation of self-improvement articles written by entrepreneurs seeking to bring holistic solutions to everyday problems. Read more articles from our 2nd Year Anniversary issue.


Emily Evans Russell is a CHANGE NAVIGATOR, Access Consciousness® Bars Facilitator, Yoga Teacher, Speaker, Mompreneur, & Recovering Perfectionist. Emily is committed to more people on this planet showing up as the gifts they truly BE! Ready to unleash the vibrant, potent YOU? Emily teaches people how to have an awesome life and step into their greatness using EASY, PRACTICAL tools. Work with her via 1-on-1 mentoring, specialty classes, private sessions, and joining her online tribe. Learn more at Emily Evans Russell.

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