Running Late? 5 Easy Tips to Decrease Daily Stress


Oh no, you hit the snooze button one too many times this morning and now… YOUR RUNNING LATE!

Not only do you have to get yourself ready but  you also have to get your kids dressed, fed, and ready to face the day ahead of you.

It just so happens that today is extra busy, between cooking, cleaning, kid’s school work, your own work… your “To Do List” can and does go on forever.

Okay, so it’s really just a typical day but none the less it’s still a really busy day.

Rushing around frantically with stress getting ready to hit it’s peek, your faced with one of your children running to you with tears in their eyes, saying they have spilt their bowl of cereal all over the table and floor.

All right now your stressed beyond your limit. You feel as though you are going to lose your cool.

As you start mopping milk and cheerios up off the floor you might start asking yourself , “Why does this always happen when I am running out of time”?

And because your late you react in a way that is filled with anger probably towards your children, the situation, or by this time your mad at yourself because you got up too late.

You may start yelling, huffing, or saying things you wouldn’t normally say.

Why are you in this situation?

It’s just because you were running late.

The time it took to do things just wasn’t planned out very well or you accidentally overslept. (Which happens to all of us now and again.)

Here are five easy tips to help decrease daily stress…

  1. Get up about 15 minutes before your kids.
  2. Do your dishes before you go to bed.
  3. Make a to do list before you go to bed.
  4. Do the top three things on your list first.
  5. Take a long deep breath and don’t cry over spilt milk.

It’s all about changing your habits. You are probably laughing to yourself while reading these five things and yes it will take work on your part. But trust me once you get in the swing of things you will have less stress which means your kids will be less stressed as well.

Do you have habits that you have made to decrease the stress in your day? I would love to hear about them.

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