3 Habits That Could Improve Your Life in 2021

Life can be incredibly stressful at times. We all have way too much to do every day, and there never seems to be enough time to get everything done. In the morning we wake up to a jarring alarm clock and bolt out of bed to shower, get dressed and help get the kids ready for school. We need coffee to rev our system up as we get ready to tackle the endless projects and to do list from work. Hour after hour goes by, and by the end of the day we feel totally drained. 

Even with normal life, we’re all constantly stressed. With the pandemic added to the mix, we can easily find ourselves overwhelmed by everything going on in our lives and in the world around us. Life can start feeling pretty out of control and hopeless when we are facing our current challenges. Caring for ourselves is so very important right now, and finding ways to lower stress levels should be at the top of our list.

Reducing Your Financial Stress

Money and your financial well-being can create a lot of stress in our lives. It seems that no matter how hard we work, no matter how many hours we put in, there is never enough money at the end of the month. To add to the pressure, the pandemic wreaked havoc and many people were laid off or had their work hours cut. 

It helps if you have a financial cushion and know you can handle your monthly financial obligations. If you want to have access to the money you need to get through everything, you can look into taking out a personal loan from a private lender. By taking out a loan you’ll be able to pay your bills more easily and you’ll reduce the financial pressure on you every month.

Create Your Own Spa at Home

When the pandemic triggered lockdowns, we suddenly found ourselves living our entire life in our house or apartment. As the weeks went by, the walls seemed to be closing in and there was seemingly no way to escape the events in the world and the building stress. To survive, you have to come up with creative ways to help you unwind and enjoy life again. 

One of the ways you can nurture yourself is to create a spa at home. You can take a bathroom with a lovely tub and dedicate it as a sanctuary where you can get away from it all. Find the best bath salts, so you can soak your cares away. Nice lighting, aromatherapy candles and beautiful, fluffy towels can add to the ambiance. 

Spend Time Outside in Nature

During times of stress, our bodies are under constant pressure as fight or flight chemicals are released into our bloodstream. We have to break this cycle, and give our beings and minds a chance to reset. If you want to break the cycle of stress, you should be sure to spend time in nature each day. 

When we spend time outside in a peaceful place, our bodies are entrained by the more soothing rhythms of nature. Our cares seem to drift away and we are blessed and blissed by the beauty of the world around us. It’s especially helpful if you can walk in a park, a forest or by the sea away from civilization.

Written by Austin Crane

Austin is the principle web director for Untamed Science and Stone Age Man. He is also the web-director of the series for the High School biology, Middle Grades Science and Elementary Science content. When Austin isn't making amazing content for the web, he's out on his mountain bike or in a canoe.

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