5 Other Great Ways to Reduce Stress
Hey, Everyone! My name is Jerremy Alexander Newsome and I am a professional trader and founder of Real Life Trading. I write these tips from the perspective of a day trader, but they will apply to people from all walks of life and any profession or income level. The mission statement of Real Life Trading is 'To EnRich Lives'. Our focus is not only on trading, but on life and its beauty and simplicity! This article is going to be so much more than the obvious 'workout and eat better' advice. I believe you already know to do those two things to reduce stress. Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to spend with me and I hope this helps you reduce your stress levels and in turn EnRiches your lives!
1. A clean email inbox is a clean mind. As wild, obsessive and impossible as it may sound, there is nothing in my inbox that I do not need there. I get thousands of emails every week and I have about 46 in my inbox as a rule. The 'delete' key is my best friend and that's not a bad thing. If you've sent me an email, I read it and once I've read it there's a 99% chance I will reply to it. Once I've replied to an email I delete it unless it's crucial in some way. Here's how I personally judge if I should delete an email. I ask myself 'Is the information in this email pertinent to what I need to do today or within the next few days?â€ If it's not, delete. In this day and age, you know what is important and what isn't and if you can clear it out without any negative consequence, do it. A clean, organized inbox is obtainable, simple and much less stressful in the long run. An added plus is that it makes it easier to respond to new emails, which is one of my secrets to how I respond to emails so fast. I know immediately if I have an email that I need to address. Clean inbox = less stress and that's a Jerremy Newsome fact.
2. Organize your phone. What the heck do I mean by this one? Well, something similar to the email inbox. About once every two to three months I go through the contents of my phone with an eye for a 'purge'. This is a great use of otherwise wasted time when I'm on a flight or waiting at the doctor's office, Motor Vehicles Department, tax office, or in any other long line by myself. Pictures, games, applications and yes, contacts as well are subject to deletion. I'm quick to purge someone from my life if they add zero value as a friend. Oh, I met you four years ago at a sports game but we haven't had a solid conversation since th