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It’s Time to Disconnect. Turn off your cell phone when you shouldn’t be (or don’t want to be) interrupted. Don’t take a cell phone to an appointment or when you are focusing on someone else.

Don’t give out your cell phone number. Use it only for outgoing calls. Screen calls by using caller ID. Use.

How to Simplify Your Life and Reduce Stress Clear Clutter. Many overwhelmed people live in cluttered homes. But, house clutter is both an effect and a cause of Cut Out Negative Relationships.

You may already be aware of the value of solid, supportive relationships in your life, Automate What. Simplify stress from job demands. While careers can be incredibly rewarding, they can be a major stressor in a woman’s life.

If work is a stressor in your life, you need to establish boundaries. Set the tone that you won’t check email after a certain time or not take calls after hours. When you arrive home, pause before you walk in the door at night. 13 Tips to Simplify Your Life and Reduce Stress 1. Identify What’s Important to You.

What makes you happy? Identify the things that make you happy and do them often. 2. Keep an Open Mind. This is an important one. By applying The Four Agreements in my life, it is now easier and it also 3.

How to Simplify Your Life (10 Ways to Stress Less) 1. Let go of extra things. Yes, I’m pretty sure every article on the internet about simplifying life is required to 2. Purchase intentionally. Once you get rid of the clutter and extra stuff, you’ve got to.

A huge part of simplifying your life is simplifying your finances! Money is probably the hugest source of stress for many people. Anxiety and other negative health effects can develop due to: not making enough money/having too many expenses. In general, the benefit of yoga for stress and anxiety seems to be related to its effect on your nervous system and stress response.

It may help lower cortisol levels, blood pressure and heart rate. In order to simplify your life and cut out the excess static of the everyday, make it a priority to slip some exercise into your schedule. “Exercise” is a fluid term and it can take whatever form you want it to. If you don’t enjoy the gym, take a walk outside, play a game of soccer with friends or swim some laps at the local pool. 12) Stop Watching So Much T.V.

Use it as a reward. Set boundaries on T.V. time – weekends only, for instance. Or abstain from it for a certain period of time to “reset” your normal intake. Simplifying your life will give you more time, space, and energy. The more space you have, the freer you’ll be to truly enjoy everything.

Here are five ways to simplify every area of your life.

List of related literature:

The key is to be able to strike a balance between too much stress and not enough, between positive stress (eustress) and stress that is harmful (distress).

“Caring for Older Adults Holistically” by Tamara R Dahlkemper
from Caring for Older Adults Holistically
by Tamara R Dahlkemper
F.A. Davis Company, 2019

This article reviews three different conceptualizations of the construct of stress and how they are typically measured.

“Encyclopedia of Women and Gender, Two-Volume Set: Sex Similarities and Differences and the Impact of Society on Gender” by Judith Worell
from Encyclopedia of Women and Gender, Two-Volume Set: Sex Similarities and Differences and the Impact of Society on Gender
by Judith Worell
Elsevier Science, 2001

Stress is associated with constraints and demands.

“Human Resource And Personnel Management” by K Aswathappa
from Human Resource And Personnel Management
by K Aswathappa
Tata McGraw-Hill, 2005

As described elsewhere in this book, a variety of explanatory models of stress have been created.

“Stress and Coping in Autism” by M. Grace Baron, June Groden, Lewis P. Lipsitt, Gerald Groden
from Stress and Coping in Autism
by M. Grace Baron, June Groden, et. al.
Oxford University Press, 2006

This book examines the concept of stress and its application in organizational contexts.

“Organizational Stress: A Review and Critique of Theory, Research, and Applications” by Cary L. Cooper, Cary P. Cooper, Philip J. Dewe, Michael P. O'Driscoll, ODriscoll Michael P, Dr Michael P O'Driscoll
from Organizational Stress: A Review and Critique of Theory, Research, and Applications
by Cary L. Cooper, Cary P. Cooper, et. al.
SAGE Publications, 2001

There are a number of different stress measures appearing in the continuum mechanics literature.

“Sheet Metal Forming Processes: Constitutive Modelling and Numerical Simulation” by Dorel Banabic
from Sheet Metal Forming Processes: Constitutive Modelling and Numerical Simulation
by Dorel Banabic
Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2010

But what exactly do we mean by ‘stress’?

“Care Planning: A guide for nurses” by Benita Wilson, Andrea Woollands, David Barrett
from Care Planning: A guide for nurses
by Benita Wilson, Andrea Woollands, David Barrett
Taylor & Francis, 2014

Not only made the combination of stress models data handling difficult, we found out that degradation effects from multiple stress models are basically independent.

“Development of Biopharmaceutical Drug-Device Products” by Feroz Jameel, John W. Skoug, Robert R. Nesbitt
from Development of Biopharmaceutical Drug-Device Products
by Feroz Jameel, John W. Skoug, Robert R. Nesbitt
Springer International Publishing, 2020

Avoiding all stress is as impossible as it is undesirable.

“Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives” by Richard Swenson
from Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives
by Richard Swenson
The Navigators, 2014

Probably the greatest challenge is to produce a universally accepted definition of stress.

“Human Psychoneuroimmunology” by Kav Vedhara, Michael R. Irwin, Michael Irwin
from Human Psychoneuroimmunology
by Kav Vedhara, Michael R. Irwin, Michael Irwin
Oxford University Press, 2005

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  • Some times I just drive to the beach, sit in the car and watch people walking by or stare at the ocean (due to back problems I am not able to walk far anymore) Even in my own home I find I am too often distracted and now realise it is because of all the ‘stuff’ I have, I thought I had disposed of quite a bit but just need to get rid of more to help free my mind. Example: Why on earth do I need a dozen scarves? I dont!

  • Personally in the mornings, i watch videos such as this, or anything with calming music, and watching someone cook, water plants, go about their daily life with a calming music in the background. That is my time to myself in the mornings.

  • When I get really stressed or worried or sad, I write. Whether it be in a poem form, diary form, story form, it doesn’t matter. Being able to get thoughts out of my head on to paper really helps.:)

  • One of my way to reduce my stress: watch Simple Happy Zen. I don’t even need the bell to revisit. I’m automatically guided to search this channel. ��

  • For me: being organized is IMPORTANT!. I get stressed easily if my thoughts, house or time is not organized..

    thank you so much for this helpful video <3

  • Thank you so much… Always Helpful getting Any info & advice on Reducing Stress.. Especially in these Days & Time.. Appreciated. ��������

  • There is no need to multi task. I am so happy with your reminder. Doing simple thing for ourselves is really important. I enjoy doing meditation using your video, Dear Vera. It helps to to relax befor I go to sleep. Thank you for always reminding us to love ourselves. Have a great weekend ♥️��♥️

  • Hey my friend! Great vid and channel! I was browsing Cathrin’s comments section and thought I’d swing by and say hi! You’re crushing it!:D Wishing you the best on your YouTube journey. Blessings to you:)

  • Hi dearest Vera, I apriciate your Video and your advise. You are right. We have to be Kind for ourself. To be Hard-working is good, but we have to Balance it. It is very important to take care of ourself. Some of Thema what you said I am adapted to do it in my Life but there is a lot things what you mention that I am fascinated and I plan to do it in the future.Thanks a lot.You are great.��

  • YASSS girl, outsource things for your own sanity!:D There is no shame in going “I need help” and getting that help. If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.

  • So beautiful, relaxing, and full of wonderful ideas. I always look forward to your videos. You are always part of my Saturday morning routine. Thank you Vera:)

  • Great video Vera, stunning nature videos. I have stopped multi tasking, It has made a huge difference to my life, the more I did the less people did who should be helping! Life should never be so busy that you forget who you are ❤️

  • One way I’ve reduced my stress is by thinking of what I can do to make my husband happy. By focusing on him while taking care of our home by cleaning or tidying up a bit, I feel happier than doing it just for myself. So it’s turned mundane -sometimes stressful tasks into something I really enjoy doing each day.

  • Puzzles help me relax and when I get stressed lately I also use silly puddy to play with and I logged out of fb:) also what can cause stress is thyroid I have thyroid issues and it causes more anxiety so getting your thyroid checked and being on medication for it can help.

  • The background music is distracting and causes me stress. I listen to your videos because they are relaxing. The music adds another layer. The opposite of simplifying. Please, please do not continue! Pretty please.

  • As usually you got me thinking and thank you for that! It hit me that i let other people manage my time, and that stresses me out. can you give me a crash course how to say NO? 😉

  • Such a lovely calming video! Thank you Vera! I could feel my stress melting away just watching this video…and, I do agree that laughter is so important!!! I am a supervisor in an office, and have had to be at work every day since the pandemic caused a lockdown. We are considered essential personnel. My staff have been very stressed out, as we have to wear masks and sanitize throughout the day. I told them as scary as the unknown is, we need to find something to laugh about every day to keep sane! Seems to help us keep going with a good attitude. ��

  • Hi: ) I have been watching your videos for a long time. Thanks for sharing. I ride my bike to relax and feel happy. Also a cup of coffee and a book.

  • Hi! I watch all of them. Both channels. You guys are awesome. I’ve been watching you for like, gosh, 2years? Is that possible? One day I’ll be free to travel and I would LOVE to go to a meetup with you guys. I watch your traveling channel with my 4yo, so she is familiar with your little one. I also have a baby. This video was great. I’m terrible at slowing down! I breathe and make lists. I started the gratitude thing with my 4yo this year. We love it!

  • ahh much needed breather! Very helpful content and very timely, as we are facing stress everyday and being heightened up with this pandemic. Need to remind ourselves constantly that mental health is important these days and worth our every time. Thanks again for this wonderful video Vera!

  • Try as a I might…I’ve never been a ‘planner person’. I’ve always been a list maker. Pads of paper are a LOT less expensive and, while stickers are cute, they are another expense I don’t need. And also they add to the clutter.
    I’m loving your post-it-notes on the calendar!

  • Thank you for incorporating such beautiful scenes of Nature in your video. So soothing to watch specially when we have been indoors for months now.

  • Thank you! Dropping social media and auto paying bills were the top tips to help me from not disappearing from society…..I’m back, look out. Fuck trump!!!!!

  • Great video!
    I recently reduced stress in my life by permanently getting off of Facebook. I immediately felt lighter, happier and healthier because of it��
    Thank you for sharing✌��☺

  • I totally understand, I’d like to have somebody in just to deep clean, so I can start over. I use Instacart and have stuff delivered from Kroger. I’ve been having trouble with balance.

  • Thank you Vera. Such a lovely and calming video as you talk about reducing stress. Watching your videos is a stress reliever ❤ Enjoy your weekend and week.

  • Great strategies, Maria! Wonderful timing for me, as I am devoting time today to working out some strategies and ways to simplify our family life, as there has been a great deal of stress in the last few months due to preparing for thedemolition of our house, planning for our house build and managing our family responsibilities. I am a firm believer that the majority of problems have a simple solution, and that you just need to take the time to think about it and to consider your options. I already use some of the strategies that you mentioned, and will try out the additional ones. Thankyou!

  • Brilliant video, I love mindfulness, the biggest thing it’s taught me is to slow down physically, mentally & most importantly to live in the moment which In today’s world is becoming a lost art, keep up the great content �� ✌️

  • I absolutely love the calendar with the sticky notes. I need to utilize that at my son’s business. Lol. I already use a lot of sticky notes at the job.

  • I can relax very much by playing the Native American flute and the didgeridoo in a quiet forest nearby where i live. Love your videos

  • Don’t forget the way our grandparents relaxed: through prayer. When I had problems, my grandmother would always say “kiss it up to God” and when I finally did release my problems & give them to God; I realized I actually felt the weight lift off my shoulder & I was free to begin to be grateful for all the things in my life that had worked out. After all, none of us is an island & we are never truly alone! Prayer has served my through 47 years of marriage & I know it will carry me to my last breath!

  • Love the tip of experimenting! I have been trying new household systems and have been paralyzed by options! There’s no pressure in trying things out!

  • Great Vera…. Saturday is our stress free day…. bcoz of your energetic channel. Useful tips no doubt… keep it up ��Today 15 August.. independence day of our country.. INDIA….. Just for information.. bye

  • Hi Vera, I’ve enjoyed the beautiful pictures and listening to your advice. I love many cups of tea… I will have to reduce, I also love a good laugh. ��❤️��and I love to sing.

  • Hearing this is so refreshing and helpful. Whenever I feel like stressed out I always go to your channel and be inspired again. Loads of good ideas and insights! Thanks for sharing Vera! You’re awesome! ��❤��

  • Beautiful video! Thank you so much. I struggle so much with moving from multi to single tasking. Is there a vid of yours that dives into this? I am going to watch all of the ones you linked for sure!

  • Thanks! ❤I Needed the remindender of planning me time! ��but sometimes there is just a time where there is no way of planning at all. But when you can its very nice! ��I know from experiance! For now the plan is coocking dinner, one of my favorite things to do, so i will have a good time��. And planning me time is fixt in my agenda tomorrow morning first thing! Had a good time watching your video! Thake care

  • Hi Vera. ��I recently started watching your videos as I’m very interested in adopting a more minimalist lifestyle. I have been for a while but it is tough living with a family that loves “stuff”. I also have a great but terribly demanding job that puts a lot of pressure on me. I have a fair amount of debt that I need to pay off but so yearn to trade my job in to be a photographer. I would be able to achieve this once I’ve paid my debt but my family doesn’t think I would make it as a photographer.. And also there’s the fact that they are all heavily invested in the financial sector. How do you get around dealing with family members that won’t support your dream for a more simple lifestyle? I am so tired of the rat race. Why do we live only to chase the next best thing.. Not stopping to smell the roses. I just want peace and harmony.

  • So funny that we have to be reminded to have fun. we only have one life to enjoy! thanks so much for this Vera. it reminded me of a quote we learned in my tai chi class last semester: who can make the muddy water clear? let it be still and it will clear itself. seriously such a life changing mindset

  • I listen to positive information, such as inspirational quotes, affirmations and play uplifting music at work. This way, when my brain does eat junk food, I am healthy overall. Anything outside of my power simply doesn’t get my attention, and allows me to control my own happiness.

  • I love my cleaning ladieswith 9 kids still at home I have them come every week because it’s so affordable and they landscape as part of the price. It’s Amazing ♥️
    I do not feel guilty at allI love having them over and then I can go take the kids to the park guilt free. It’s become a necessity to have them here ♥️♥️♥️

  • Kimmy, have you ever thought about hiring out for editing? If that takes a chunk of your time, I think that would be a smart business move and money well spent over hiring a cleaning lady for 2 times a month.

    I have watched several mom’s (at home and out of home working moms) lately who talk about the time editing takes.

    Would you be willing to do a day in the life vlog about what your day is like? I am curious how a day looks for someone who vlogs.

    Looking from the outside in, it is hard to see why it takes a lot of time.

    Have you also ever looked at cost vs time? Like how much more is spent with instacart, WM, and Costco on line compared to if you stuck to your list at the store itself.

    The sticky notes on the calendar is a great idea. I use pencil so it is easy to erase but if you want pretty pen colors or color that is a way to keep it clean and streamlined.

  • Thank you for the tips, Vera! I really loved the visuals in this video. Something I do now that we are in Summer in Texas is take a good nap after work or for a little bit on weekend afternoons. Temperatures have been getting over 100 F degrees and I take my inspiration from our cats just to rest while its hot. I find this very helpful in reducing the stress of trying to be busy while its extremely hot outside. Thank you for reminding me to take a phone break and just slow down. Have a good weekend.

  • The footage and music of this video was very relaxing… I feel like my stress levels have lowered just by watching it hehe.

    I follow most of these tips I also find that making a nice meal, sitting on the water, reading, and working out as effective stress relievers!

  • It’s crazy how just sitting and actually “doing” nothing helps. The mind receives so much stimulation, it just needs a break sometimes to process and relax. Gonna try playing nature sounds, I’ve never tried that while just hanging out at home.

  • Awesome! Her VERY 1st point is SO SO SO on point! We give and give until we are totally DEPLETED!!!!!
    Very simple maths, take care of yourself 100% and function better in ALL other areas.
    Another point… FIND THE JOY in all of the clutter! Laughter, fun!!!
    Start in your home! Big Sweep!
    Learnt a lot, thank you so much!!!

  • Hi Vera. I meditate at least once daily, I lift weights(living in the moment as I do so),ride my bicycle(Bike tour of the Netherlands is on my bucket list!),writing in my journal, and sometimes simply being still and listening to the universe.

  • Great video! Glad your so happy and focused now on your Chanel and streamlining your life. I wished we could get a cleaning lady, it’s something I would love but can’t seem to justify or work in our budget. I work 40 hours plus a week and have a long commute and it’s tough on weekends when I want to be out having fun or relaxing to clean. It’s the last thing I want to do! I have to catch up on laundry and cook on weekends not enough time in the week. Someday maybe �� I do grocery pick up at Walmart and it’s amazing!

  • Thanks for another great video:) I am a regular watcher and get really (!) excited for every new video. Thank you for the videos and keep up the good work. Greetings from Slovenia.:)

  • I live off of my crockpot and freezer meals, I learned this from you years ago. These are great tips!! Glad to see you are able to manage your anxiety and give more time for yourself.

  • Hi Kimmy! I’m a new subscriber and your video came at a perfect time in my life! I’ve been working on trying to prepare more make-ahead healthy meals and the healthy part can be such a challenge! Especially with the kids coming home from school and wanting to play outside and I can’t take them because I’m cooking. I agree with everything you covered. I used to be in a mom’s club and signed on to be a craft coordinator with my daughter being a newborn. It took so much time and I realized that I was giving too much of myself to the club and not enough to my husband and family. I finished that role and didn’t renew my membership. Also, I deleted my Facebook account as that was also a time guzzler. I am involved with my son’s school (he’s a kindergartener) but I don’t think I’ll sign in for more than one role (I did two this year). It’s liberating to undercommit and say no. I love having a housekeeper once a month. They do clean things I think I’d miss and everyone is in a better mood! So thank you so much for your honesty! With some videos I shut down and get discouraged when everything is too perfect.

    Do you have a printable cleaning list or zone cleaning list posted somewhere?

  • I definitely needed to hear this. I am going to watch it again and take notes. I need to create the basket for incoming mail, etc and teach the family to look in there for store coupons, etc instead of asking me.

  • Oh that post-it note idea is genius! You had me at colour coding. lol. Great tips something for everyone in this video I think. Thanks so much for sharing! ❤️ Mel

  • I have used a cleaning service and grocery delivery for years. My husband and I both work full time and it is a well deserved blessing!

  • Wonderful. Instacart and declutter little bit here and there. Thinking and praying about what I purchase first. One day I will have an house cleaner…I hope…it would help a lot. Glad you you are finding ways to help your self and family.

  • Hey! I’ve also found listening to the genre of post rock can be helpful too. It’s instrumental rock music. There are lots of different bands that can help you unwind or focus on getting work done. Some great ones are Explosions in the Sky, God is an Astronaut and Tarwater

  • I love the idea of the calendar and post it’s, that’s much more of the type of “planner” I need! I’m going to use that idea for inspiration and do one for our schedule and another separate one for meal planning. Because I also felt like I wasn’t using my planner or felt like I was spending needed time on fixing my planner, as things are always changing, and I hated scribbling things out and constantly changing things in the planner. It was a waste of time! Thanks for that idea!

  • Thank you so much for this. Very good reminders. I’ve made a shortcut to it so I can watch it when I can’t remember what to do. I’ve been a follower for about 2 years. Yours was one of the first channels I subscribed to. Such a pleasure. Warmest regards from southern Ontario, Canada.

  • Good ideas…I’m a grandma and am so happy I can send your videos to my granddaughter. I have always done most of these especially when I worked. Today I still have someone come do my deep cleaning. I ate out of my freezer and pantry all last year. Only needed to shop for bread, milk and snacks, saved about $3,000. Had a winter kitchen built…with the money I saved. It wasn’t huge bought cheapest cabinets in white and now I can, can down there.

  • I want to find someone to mow my lawn monthly. In Texas, the heat is only slightly tolerable during certain hours. And usually I’m working. So if I can find someone affordable, that would be great

  • You really need to post the cindy linn baskets please. I need to simplify my apartment so bad. The paper system is straight hell for me. Please post asap girl.

  • I clean for a living and you have to consider the fact that it’s a blessing to 2 families. Yours and theirs. What a lucky person to get to clean She’s in her aprons home!

  • Good for you, getting a cleaner! I know you’re familiar with Organize 365 and her adhd organization book, but she recommends have someone clean your home all the time! Especially when you are spending hours and hours on YouTube, I wish more moms saw the light. ��

  • Kimmy, you look amazing. I have followed you a very long time, and I’ve always thought you were beautiful, but De-stressing has taken a good 10-12 years off of your face! I know you and your planners, but love how you are using that post it and calendar system.

    This video is just what I needed to reaffirm trying to de-stress my own life and why I finally had to say “no more.” I used to admin two Keto FB groups as well as watch my 2 year old granddaughter around 10-11 or more hours a day, three days a week. On my days I wasn’t with the baby, I spent 10-15 hours in the groups! It was too much and I was making myself ill. I had to step down from the groups. Still am a member but i no longer worry if I’m not in the trenches. I also do the prep and Kim at Free To Family has been such a bonus.

  • I have been thinking of you this week as I have been stocking up and assessing my food storage due to the Coronavirus. While I don’t think people should panic, they should create a two week supply of food and other supplies. Thanks for helping me start my long term storage. I did not have to buy as much to be safe for the upcoming health crisis

  • I started using Walmart Pickup service about 2 months ago. I love it. It is so much easier and saves so much time. I love having that extra time for my family.

  • Hi Kimmy,
    Looks like I’m watching this video at the right time.
    Since trying to change up the format of my on youtube channel,I saw time getting away from me.
    I’m now being more conscious of what I need to do and be present for my family.

    Have a great weekend.


  • Hi Vera:) my way to reduce stress is a mindful morning routine. I exercise and strech, take a shower, read something motivational and ask myself what is the most important thing to me today? Take care of mind and body. It makes me feel I’m in control.

  • A cleaning lady is fine when you need it…as you certainly do. Working is working even if you stay in your home to do it. Good for you. I am now retired and don’t drive. I live right on the bus line so I can get anywhere. I have my groceries delivered by Walmart and whole foods and chewy delivers all the pet supplies with no shipping. Kitty litter weighs alot! Just found your channel and enjoy watching.

  • Good for you! I always want someone to come in once a month to do all the deeds I don’t like to do baseboards, windows, etc. This year we will be a little stretched (Need more freezer meal ideas, please!) due to an escrow shortage (MEH…new construction haha) So we are looking for ways to simplify in that way. I am trying to stick to meal planning, buying all meat at BJs to get more for the same price, when I make one meal, freeze one of the same for the following month. ETC. That will cut a few hundred down every other month if I do it right! I also stocked up each month(knew it was coming, just didn’t realize how bad it would be… glad I did this) with an additional cleaning product or two that i always use from grove. So I have extra stock there. Just things like that to help. That is where my big stress will be coming from this year! I can’t wait to hear the long term thoughts on having someone help out!

  • Absolutely! All of these are great!
    I ditched the planner. It felt like extra work and I didn’t need that at all! Now I keep a simple calendar in my phone.
    Also learning when to say “no” has saved my sanity.

  • What a wonderful video and message…to simplify! As I get older (I’m 47) I want to do this more and more so I can enjoy things more fully. Love the post-it calendar idea…genius!! So looking forward to you “Sunday” basket video (can’t wait!!).

  • You know what has helped me cope with stress? What you said in your coffee video, “one cup of tea”. It has been my mantra since and I am so grateful that you’ve shared that story with us <3

  • Yes and your giving someone else a job, helping the economy! Grocery shopping is is stressful for me too! Saying No is a big deal!!!

  • Great simplifying ideas! Crock Pot my favorite too. I am retired and I still use it a lot, but it was a lifesaver when I used to work. To come home to most of meal done was great. Glad all that is lessening your anxiety or stress. I like the paper file idea!

  • Where I live Walmart does delivery. I just paid $98 for 1 year of unlimited deliveries!!! Best thing I ever did for myself. I’m the same. The more I see, the more I spend ugh!!

  • Hi Kimmy. I’m fromAustralia. I love your channel and I love your cleaning videos.(oh and the decluttering ones etc) It is so helpful to keep me motivated. I’m sorry to hear cleaning videos aren’t doing so well. I must admit to enjoyed them more when they seemed more indepth (not a quick run thru video) Please don’t stop them completely. I hope you have a wonderful day and night. ����

  • Beautiful soothing music and soft voice, both made this an amazing video. Really loved it… practicing regular meditation, being in nature and simplifying our lives, as you have rightly said, all help in bringing down stress levels effectively. I feel, having faith in a higher power, also greatly reduces unnecessary worries or stress. I will rewatch your videos linked below in the description box, always love watching them. Thanks.

  • I am Lebanese and I live in Beirut. I have been experiencing the worst stress ever for 2 weeks due to the Beirut explosion that had happened. I have just started to focus again and recharge…after all we cannot always control what happens on the outside even if we try….but we can work on what is inside of us. Thank you for the relaxing video. Much much needed❤️

  • My life has stress. I also can’t say no. Why? Because my kids lives depend on me. We have private therapies, doctor visits, infusions, tests/labs, IEPs on top of daily life. I can’t hire someone to do a task I should do as their mom/wife.

    I have to hand make every meal because of serious allergies and dietary needs or restrictions.

    But cooking for me is therapy. I enjoy cutting and chopping, searing and baking, ect.

    I also need to be available for any medical needs that happen at the kids schools.

    And then laundry and house cleaning, dealing with insurance and doctors. Some days I have to wash one kids entire bedding and stuffies because of short bowel syndrome. I also have to clean their bedside commode daily.

    I also help out as much as I can at my kids schools. Teachers are so overworked that I feel it is important to help especially since they care for my kids during the day ❤

    I know at some point I will no longer be needed and as busy. But for me, my job is mom and wife. So I take my job titles serious. One day kids will be out on their own or in a group home. So until then I do as much as I can for them. They are only kids for a little bit of time. Plus it helps them because we can work on skills.

  • Hi Vera, this video is beautiful. Thank you! I think we all have so much going on that we feel guilty if we slow down, especially at work. No-one wants to be the one to leave early/have a full lunch break, in case they’re seen as a slacker. But you’re rightif you saw a good friend running themselves into the ground, you’d step in and tell them to take care of themselves. We need to treat ourselves as kindly. Have a great evening! x

  • What i have done to simplify my life is to move all of my bills to the being of the month. That way I would forget to pay them… Lol

  • Omg these are great tips thank you so much for sharing and giving your insite much appreciated I love ur channel Many blessings to u n ur family xoxo ����������

  • WalMart is now offering unlimited delivery for $12.95 per month or $98 a year. I recently joined and am loving it. You can add things to your order up until the cut off time they give you. I just placed an order for delivery between 8am and 9am and can edit my order until 1:45am. I was even able to have them deliver a new toaster.

  • Why don’t you use the calendar on your iphone, if you have appointments to attend to, when you want to do filming you can add these in on the appointed dates and you can set reminders/alert for example of you have a dentist appoint at 9 am on the 25 Feb you can put this in on your iphone calendar and you can set an alert to remind you this can be 1 day before the event, 30 mins or an hour before the event. It will alert you it is really handy and very helpful.

  • I have a mail/paper issue, so I bought a mail organizer to put actional items. I have to shred everyday because I seem to be on everyone’s mailing list. I too got rid of the majority of my planners as I was juggling two or three. I have a small planner that I put all my appointments and keep it in my purse. I plan out meals each morning.

  • Good work! On the similar topic, Business Coach Vikas Singh will be conducting a YouTube live seminar on Thursday, 30th April 2020. The topic is Buy Less To Have More “Minimalist Lifestyle”. You can also join!

  • I often think, “how did my mom do it?” But then I remember she most definitely simplified. It was a simpler time back in the 80’s/90’s. She also relied on me and my older sister. I have two younger siblings and an older brother, but she knew that if she asked my sister and I that it would get done. She grocery shopped once a month, with some fill in trips in between. She worked full-time. She owned her own daycare with 16 kids and later on with 8. She was stressed for sure (mostly because of a bad marriage) and times got super super rough! What I took from how she raised us is, change what didn’t work and do what did work. She was always amazing with birthdays and holidays, so I naturally keep that as an important part of my life with my kids. But even that can be simplified. Remember the days when birthday parties were pizza, a few games, and presents? Why can’t they be like that anymore?

  • Do you find yourself having less energy due to your body trying to manage anxiety? That is very common. You have an amazing life, so many blessings.

  • I use the post it on a calendar for my meal planning! I love that I can just move the day if something has gone haywire or I have way to many leftovers I need to use up.

  • I love your videos and look forward each week to what is next! Thank you, the visuals are usually great, this one is particularly beautiful!! Tangibly peaceful! Thanks Vera xx��

  • 1st 2 things you mentioned aren’t possible for me, can’t afford a cleaning person, no grocery delivery in my area. I wish I could simplify my life with this, especially since, I became permanently disabled from being ran over by my own car, in a freak accident, 15 months ago.

  • Great video, Kimmy! So many good points.
    I wish I could give credit where credit is due but a BIG help in decluttering (anything really, but especially paper goods) is the one-touch rule. When you get mailput it right away (for youright in your Sunday box.) Let’s say you want to light a candle and your candle is in your living room. Rather than light your candle and put the lighter down to deal with later, put it away right off the bat. I LOVE tea. I will boil the water, steep the tea and I used to have a saucer for the used tea bags on the counter, plus my kids would do the same thing so it would look nasty. I no longer do the tea bag in the saucer and it’s one area where I’m not picking it uo, putting it down, picking it up…. just try to touch something once, rather than deal with it over and over.

  • I used grocery pickup a few times but the amount of plastic bags and produce bags that are used was too much to be worth it for me. Less stress to do smaller trips on my own to control the amount of waste.

  • This makes sense! One or 2 times a week I make social plans which seems to be the right amount for me. I also make sure to have practical habits to compete i.e. take out trash every week and clean off the table and other boring things. If my house is clean I feel more relaxed which is tough because I am not naturally neat! 😉

  • Love all of these. I love my crockpot too. Probably could be my only appliance and id be fine. I have to agree with the planners out there. My stress was rising when using them. I have my own system using a Post-It notes weekly calendar. It goes on my fridge and it’s the visual I need to get stuff done. It comes with post it’s too so when you calendar runs out maybe you could check that out. It’s meant for weekly but could easily be turned into a monthly. I have found it the cheapest at Target for 12.99. I have found if I have to look for my planner or even shut it then it doesn’t get used. So having this right out in the open, I’m like oh right i need to get stuff done ���� and lastly I couldn’t have survived these past few years without Walmart grocery pickup. I can’t focus if I have my toddlers with me it’s so overwhelming to shop with them.

  • The present generation must be taught WHAT ARE THE THINGS THAT MATTER MOST, only then will they realize and live a quality life as shown in the video.. Adults and schools must bear witness to these SIMPLE TRUTHS in order to initiate CHANGE with how the world evolves..

  • Hi ��
    I have been watching your video thank you for sharing your life with us.
    In a couple months my husband and I and three cats and one fish in the future dog. We are going to move to Tennessee to our beautiful 8×20 tiny home.

  • I try to simplify my life by thinking positively too like Carinne said. I try to make sure that I take time for myself, even if its just like a bubble bath or something simple. 
    I need to stop accumulating so much STUFF though. Like when holidays comeChristmas and easter and what not. We have 3 kids so there is a lot of stuff and toys that accumulate quickly so we are trying to make the holidays SIMPLE, less toys and things that they don’t need and what not. Especially since we are TTC and not having luck, IUI and IVF are expensive.. and if thats a route we need to takecutting out things that we DONT need will save us in the long run.. 
    Thanks for this video, xo

  • Rachel, I simplify my life by thinking positively, reading some encouraging quotes & treating myself right by doing something nice for myself ☺️

  • Kimmy, first let me say I love your channel love,love, love it. I have a dilemma. I watch my grandchildren five days a week and pick them up from school five days a daughter-in-law just quit her job and is job hunting again with the assumption that I’m going to watch the children,and pick them up from school. I live 45 minutes from them so this is 45 minutes to and from every day and I just don’t wanna do it anymore.I am 60 years old and I just feel like I need time for do I go about telling them I just don’t wanna do it anymore?and I feel so guilty, I just don’t know what to do???? HELP!!!!

  • Hi!!! I’ve been watching you for awhile and I love your content. I’m inspired because my husband, 2 sons and I live in a 1 bedroom apartment together. And we love it. I love finding organizing solutions and enjoy making my home beautiful. We even hosted thanksgiving one year in our home and it worked! Keep being inspiring.

  • This is Dara, from Washington state in the US. Great reminders in this video, thank you! I’ve been watching your channels for a while, I love the practical (and realistic) advice for simple living. My husband, 5 year-old daughter and I recently watched all of the Iceland travel videos on your other channel. We will be traveling to Iceland this summer and we enjoyed seeing where you went and what you thought, we have officially added the Golden Circle to our itinerary after seeing your video. I’m sure the landscape will look quite a bit different in the summertime, but still beautiful! Thank you!

  • Hi. I subscribed a few weeks ago and I think all your videos are great. I particularly like this video. A lot of things you mentioned here are things I have been practicing for quite sometime so it was nice to hear someone else does the same things. I do need to meditate, funny thing is when I try I end up falling asleep…perhaps that’s not a bad thing? Have a great day. Adam.

  • Love, love, love your channel. I watch your videos on my TV and notice the background music is SOOOOO distracting and annoying. I want to hear YOU talk without the background music. Thank you.

  • I identify with what you’re sharing. I can’t handle so much information coming at me at once, so this helps me with ideas to reduce the stress.

  • Hi, love your videos, I’m a follower since 2016. Love this video and the tips. Thankyou so much for producing videos! Kisses from Brazil!

  • Loving your channel! I am currently a mom of 2 boys and have another boy on the way 95% sure this is our last. I found this very helpful! Would love to see room tours! I watched a couple of your kid decluttering and it’s inspired me to go more cuz I’ve been finding myself stressed about the toys…and I don’t believe toys need to be all over the house, unless they are currently playing with them. ☺️

  • Beautiful video, Maria! You mentioned you’ve been working with a professional to help you lose weight. If you’re willing, I would be interested to hear about that. You look so healthy and beautiful! ��

  • Hi! Love your videos and energy:) I’m a Swedish expat now living in Australia and have been following minimalist living tips for many years. I randomly found one of your minimalist videos about 6 months ago and love your tips and tricks. I work for myself as a career coach and am very much designing a lifestyle and job that allows me to split my time between Australia and Scandinavia, as I’m fortunate enough to have a heart that belongs in both places! Keep up your great videos:)

  • Hi Vera beautiful scenery and very relaxing music and tips here thank you ❤️ I personally find meditation really helps me be more aware of my feelings good or bad! so then I can try to deal with them alongside being kinder to myself when I do get stressed we wouldn’t be human if we didn’t ��

  • Christy Wright from like Joyce Meyers she can Interview & Answer it, too �� I love hearing you Christy but give the guest a bit more time to talk. God bless you ��

  • i make a dinner meals list for a month with post its. do one time each month a very big order. and for the first week breakfast and lunch.I learned saying No years ago. i gave up some people that drain me. I declutterd mine life hugh, also with things. i moved to a house with a garden space that i so much more love. l have less stress, less hard depressions and less anxiety. it is not over yet. But it helps. get rid off things and you are thinking further than things. it is your live, what you want is what you must achief yourself.

  • I agree about the social media a million percent! If I see a post I compare myself really bad. So I deleted and unfollowed a tonnnn of people. I made everyone on Twitter on mute so I have to CHOOSE to look at their stuff

  • This is a great video! I just recently started to journal everyday the three things I am grateful for. When I looked back at 2017 I realized that I had stopped living my life with gratitude. It does make a difference in your state of mind. I will begin to implement your other suggestions.

  • What a helpful video? I understand if you’re not interested in this type of video as it would be personal and may not fit in with your channel, but I would love to hear more about how you recently lost weight. I’m down about 12 lbs, but I’ve hit a plateau. Hearing about healthy habits others have made is always inspiring! ☺️

  • I love that you add free mental time before child pick up. I think it’s so important that we understand what our bodies need to keep from burn out and build it into our day to day life.

  • Hi Maria!
    I love watching your videos with the great topics you “discuss”. I have been watching your videos for quite a while now and find them very interesting and useful.
    I myself live on the Swedish west coast and feel that the danish people have a lot to give to us “Swedes”. Love the word “Hygge” for example. (we don’t have a similar word for it in Swedish.)
    I hope you and Morten will continue doing the great work you do… Thank you!

  • Such great ideas! For me, I think decluttering and having fewer items helps keep things simple. I cannot afford a cleaning service…it’s so expensive in our area and would take away from our grocery budget or paying off debt and that’s just not realistic for us. But with fewer items, I can manage to keep things very tidy here. I have utilized Walmart pickup and delivery to help save time and money…I struggle with arthritis and sometimes joint pain is just too hard to deal with going inside the store.

  • Dear Vera, Another interesting episode. Some of your points are more valuable to be followed: such as, Do fun things and Laughter to decrease stress, live simply and not to complicate, learn to say no, Meditate and spend time with nature. These are highlighted points. Besides, all the points to be followed.
    My comments on: Favourite tips to decrease stress? are;
    1. To make reading habits on any subjects on our interest and take hints.
    2. To write article, even in small size, post or share it with our friends.
    3. To make ourselves, to cook favourite foods and share with our friends and get their opinion.
    4. To often visit like minded persons of our interest.
    5. To grow medicinal plants, spinach, flowers plant, fruits tree and we could speak with them. Since, it has been living as human.
    6. To explore new places by visiting and get more information.
    7. To Mingling with new people and learn goodthings from them.
    8. To listen good and melodial music of our taste to make stress free.
    9. To make physical exercise, walking, swimming to get relax.
    10. To contribute and serve to the society in whatever way so as to make our presence and our value.
    The above points are my humble view to make ourselves to stressfree to some extent.
    In this episode, i enjoyed the picturisation of the places were Pleasant and make the viewers to become stressfree.
    Thanks Vera such a Brilliliant episode.

  • All excellent tips and totally aligned with the mindfulness advice and stress reduction techniques I’ve been learning about from my counselor and through my own healthy mind/life reading.

  • I have a lot of trouble with doing self care I usually feel guilty. I try to slow down and live in the moment, but it isn’t accepted in society and I get a lot of crap for it ��

  • The only way to truly reduce stress is to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. I have suffered my whole life with anxiety and stress and have read 100’s of books on the topic and tried everything but to my amazement accepting Jesus did it. The peace of God transcends everything. I’m not exhadurating.When you truly know that God is in control and works all things for the good of those that love Him it is hard to be that stressed! How to be saved. Romans 10-9-11 9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
    10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
    11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
    If you are not convinced just ask Jesus to show you that He is real. My life has been transformed. God bless you all.

  • Love the suggestions especially the three things. Normally I write them down but what a great suggestion to share them ❤️ I really struggle with scheduling breathing space and this is definitely something I need to learn look at! X

  • A big aha moment for me when you said” I don’t have to do everything I expect of myself.” For me, this is huge. Thank you. I owe you a debt of gratitude. Now If I can listen and take some pressure off.

  • I am more than lucky to discover your channel and your videos. You know, I’ve been adoring your work in a past year, and it greatly impacted my world afterwards.

    I’m a big journaler too, but it’s rather hard to keep writing from day to day right now. However, these steps are worth to try. Bunch of thanks for sharing! xoxo

  • Hi, thanks for your video. I’m trying to reduce my stress and live a simpler life that fits more to me and with my priorities more clear. After years of great efforts to stabilize my work, now I want to let go all those things that I don’t really need…I don’t want to run as fast as I did for many years
    ..I hope now I can work in serenity and help my little girls to grew up loved and brave, because life can be so difficult…I want to finally find peace and offer them “a safe place” too…thanks for your words

  • Hi Vera:) 3:00 I thought it’s “summer” by 久石譲 for a second. Apparently it wasn’t but sounds so alike:) *遅れましたが congrats on 10.8万subscribers! *Your face looks even more glowing on the new camera:) *scheduling “small breaks” intentionally helps a lot especially for Hsp people☕︎ これからも頑張ってください。応援しています:) take care�� Anne

  • I use home delivery too, my new favorite thing is Walmart’s unlimited delivery service, you pay a monthly fee & tip the driver, but save on delivery service fees and by not being in the store seeing all the things we don’t need. Plus it’s a huge time saver too✨ I also use Instacart in a pinch, their prices are usually much higher though… I’ll miss your motivational cleaning videos, but as a mom of 4 boys I understand the need for a break & a little help once in a while; I’ve never had a cleaner come in, but I’ve been considering paying someone to deep clean the floors and bathrooms as my disability limits me from keeping things as clean as I once could. I’ve adapted to the FlyLady system though and it’s helped me a great deal doing things in smaller chunks like you did in your kitchen declutter video. Love your channel & uplifting personality✨

  • Over busy and excessive focus on desires breeds anxiety and depression. Pills from the doctor aren’t the solution living in the moment is. Slow it down enjoy the moment, all else are stolen moments������ quit robbing yourself������������.

  • It’s definitely easy for some but difficult for others. Thank you for nice video. Would you like to visit to my MINIMALIZED channel?:D