From mounting credit cards bills to job insecurity, there are a number of major reasons why your stress levels might be off the chart.


However, if you aren’t worried about your job and money issues aren’t a problem, it doesn’t mean you will be able to keep stress out of your life; there are also a number of smaller things that you should also be aware of.



A cluttered home is definitely a cluttered mind - you will feel instantly lighter if your house is tidier. If you are finding the housework is getting on top of you, start small and take it room by room or treat yourself to a cleaner once every two months.


Negative thinking

Focusing on the negative outcome can cause your stress levels to drastically rise. And more often than not, you are usually worrying about things that might not even happen.



Leaving things to the last minute or putting them off for as long as possible mans you are going to be thinking about them longer than necessary. Try to get things done and dusted as soon as possible, particularly if it is something that you really don’t want to do.


Getting up late

We all know how awful we feel when we get up late or leave little time to get yourself and the kids ready before you have to leave. Shouting and nagging others to hurry up is not just affecting you, it is also causing everyone else to feel your stress. Get up ten minutes early and you’ll feel so much better.


Social media 

How many times have you looked at friends' photos on Facebook or Twitter and felt like their life was so much better than yours? It's time to stop the scrolling and do something a lot more productive with your time!