How to Clear Money Blocks using Affirmations, Afformations and EFT

How to Clear Money Blocks

I recently completed a stunning 21-Day Money Mindset Reset by Elise McDowell of House of Brazen.

In this post, I’ll share some of my favourite takeaways from the course as well as a little twist on Money Affirmations, a lesser-known form of Affirmations taught in Noah St. John’s Secret Code of Success.

This fabulous course helped me:

  • Identify what my money blocks are
  • Learn how to clear money blocks
  • Feel what it’s like to have lots of money
  • Recognise how much money I’ve already manifested
  • And manifest more money

You can get the course on Teachable from House of Brazen. *This is an affiliate link.

How to Clear Money Blocks Using Affirmations

There was an exercise in the 21-Day Money Mindset Reset on creating powerful Money Affirmations which I found really useful.  However, I’ve added my twist – based on what I’ve learned about Afformations from The Secret Code of Success.

What I’ve done in this post, slideshow and video, is to take the Money Affirmations you’ll find in this post and converted them into Money Afformations.

What are Afformations?

Afformations are very similar to Affirmations except that they are questions rather than statements.

Why I like using Afformations is because I know that the minute you ask a question, your brain starts searching for the answer.  So as you fire these questions out, the answers start coming to you.  The invisible starts becoming visible, showing up in your physical world as your thoughts become reality.

Personally, I like to use both: Affirmations and Afformations.

Read more about Afformations vs Affirmations here.

Here’s the slideshow of all the Afformations I crafted to shift my money blocks.

Money Afformations from Lauren Kinghorn

How to Clear Money Blocks Using EFT (Tapping)

Elise McDowell also included a fabulous EFT session in her 21-Day Money Mindset Reset.

What is EFT?

EFT is the abbreviation for Emotional Freedom Technique and most people refer to it as Tapping.

It’s the best technique I know to release any unwanted or negative emotions or shift limiting beliefs – fast.

What you do is tap on pressure points while you talk through the thoughts, feelings and beliefs that are coming up for you and especially those that you feel are holding you back or robbing you of your joy and peace.

How Does EFT Work?

The way I understand EFT from my Shiatsu training, is that each pressure point relates to an organ in the body and each organ in the body stores a different kind of thought, belief or emotion.

So when you tap on the pressure points, the body can release the emotions that are stored in the organs.

How to Clear Money Blocks Using Afformations

I’ve been using EFT for years but I haven’t thought of using it for this purpose (to clear money blocks), so I’ve really been having fun with it lately.

I’ve recorded a few EFT sessions related to the topic Tapping for a Year-End BonusTapping on Money Blocks and Money Affirmations and created an EFT Playlist on my YouTube Channel.

In this video, I’ve done an EFT session, tapping on the Money Afformations you’ll find listed below (and in the slideshow above).

Money Afformations

What work can I do to ensure money comes to me now?

What work have I done to ensure money comes to me now?

How have I paved the way to money?

How can I pave the way to more money?

How can I lay the foundation to attract money?

How can I manifest all the good things I want?

How am I great at manifesting money?

How is money coming to me now?

How am I in flow?

How does money come to me in expected and unexpected ways?

My favourite takeaways from House of Brazen's 21-Day Money Mindset Reset and my take - How you can use EFT, Affirmations and Afformations to clear money blocks. #howtoclearmoneyblocks #Afformations #AfformationsvsAffirmations #EFT #Tapping #EmotionalFreedomTechniqueWhy do I deserve all this money?

What am I focusing on?

How am I focusing on happiness today?

How am I focusing on giving today?

How am I choosing work that gives me joy?

What will I love doing today?

How can I manifest money whenever I want it?

How does it feel to be debt-free?

How does it feel to be financially free?

What positive thoughts do I have today?

How am I drawing money to me in every moment?

How does money flow easily to me?

How am I healing my relationship with money?

How does having money make me feel? 

Why I do deserve to have money?

How can I choose joy today?

How can I visualise myself having money?

How can I choose to feel wealthy right now?

Am I counting my blessings?

How many gifts have I been given?

How is more money lining up for me right this minute?

How am I open to receiving money?

Am I open to a life of abundance?

How can I feel so happy I draw money to me?

How does money come to me in fun, easy and surprising ways?

How can I feel good about money?

How do I always have more than enough?

How can I make financial wellbeing my new reality?

What is the easiest way to make money?

How excited am I to receive money? 

How do I have all I want and need?

Would You Like to Clear Your Money Blocks?

Here’s your prescription.

For the next 21-Days:

Tap on your Money Afformations and/or Money Affirmations in the morning and evening.

Or better still, learn what your money blocks are and how to create your own personalized money affirmations by doing Elise’s 21-Day Money Mindset Reset.

You can find all Elise’s House of Brazen courses on Teachable. * This is an affiliate link.

Please leave a comment below if you try tapping on these afformations and affirmations. I’d love to hear how it goes for you. Which do you find more powerful? Affirmations or Afformations?

*** If you purchase anything through a link in this article, you should assume that I have an affiliate relationship with the company providing the product or service that you purchase, and that I’ll be compensated in some small way at no extra cost to you.

What’s Entrepreneurship About? (Video)


In this video, I discuss Entrepreneur qualities, a profile test to find out what type of Entrepreneur you are and how to go from Wantrepreneur to Entrepreneur.

What’s Entrepreneurship About? 

See the video below.

This is the last video in our series on Free Traffic Bootcamp

This was a 30-Day Challenge I did through Legendary Marketer. You can read my full Legendary Marketer Review here.

You can find out more about Roger Hamilton’s 8 Wealth Profiles here.

21 Success Quotes by Super Successful People (Video)

Success means different things to different people, right?  But what does success mean to YOU?

For some inspiration, watch this little slideshow presentation. These success quotes are by people we all know because they’ve made it to the top of their careers.

21 Success Quotes by Super Successful People

Download the PDF Presentation here

21 Success Quotes by Super Successful People from Lauren Kinghorn

What is Success to YOU?

If you’ve never stopped to consider your definition of success, then it may not be your focus and if it’s not your focus, you may not find yourself as successful as you’d like.

Because energy flows where attention goes. 

So today, we’ll give you a chance to brainstorm all the characteristics you would apply to yourself once you’re successful.

Go on, have some fun. This is your chance to dream big dreams.

Maybe you want to become rich and famous.

Then again, maybe not. Maybe you want to become a philanthropist and leave the world a better place.

Maybe your definition of success is steeped in thrills and spills and adventure.

You might want to invent something, create something or build something.

Maybe you’d feel successful if you achieved enlightenment.

Or maybe success to you is kicking back, relaxing and watching the waves roll into shore.

Share your own personal success quote or a favourite quote of yours in the comments below. 

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25 Favourite Patience Quotes (Video)

Is life feeling like one big struggle? Perhaps it’s simply impatience tripping you up. Here’s how you can succeed as an Entrepreneur by practising the subtle art of patience.

Don’t get me wrong, there will be work involved. You still need to take daily action. But you aren’t serving yourself by beating yourself up if success is taking longer than you expected.

25 Favourite Patience Quotes (and what they taught me)

Take heart. GREAT accomplishments take TIME.

Keep creating. Keep moving forward. One step at a time.
Stop and pat yourself on the back once in a while.
Believe in yourself.
Hang in there.
Never quit.
You’ve got this!

Download this presentation from Slideshare

25 Favourite Patience Quotes (and what they taught me) from Lauren Kinghorn

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What’s a Money Blueprint and Can You Change Yours?

I can’t afford that. I can’t do that. I don’t have time.

Do you think I’m made of money?

Do you think money grows on trees?

Sound familiar?

If you grew up middle-class, as I did, this is probably what you heard your parents saying.

And you might have caught yourself saying these kinds of phrases to your kids too.

On the other hand, if you were born into wealth, you may have a very different money blueprint and firmly believe there’s an infinite supply.

How to Clear Money Blocks using Afformations and EFT

So What’s a Money Blueprint?

Your money blueprint is every thought or belief about money that was passed down to you by your parents and your parent’s parents or by the community you grew up in.

It seeps into your unconscious programming during your formative years as you observe and tune into your lifestyle, home surroundings and your family traditions.

By the time you’re seven years old, your beliefs are pretty much carved in stone.

Dr Bruce Lipton, the author of the Amazon Bestseller, The Biology of Belief (Get it now on Amazon), explains that this is because our brain waves are in theta from the ages of 0–7 years, almost like a state of hypnosis.

That’s why young children seem to absorb everything like a sponge.

How does this affect your money blueprint?

  • If you were brought up poor, you’re likely to remain poor.
  • If you grew up in a middle-class household, you’ll have a middle-class money blueprint as an adult.
  • And if you were fortunate enough to grow up wealthy, you’re all set to be wealthy. And this happens unconsciously.

Yet how is it then that some people go from rags to riches? What about self-made millionaires?

Or from riches to rags? What about those trust fund kids who gamble away the family fortune?

What do these people do to overturn their unconscious programming?

What's a Money Blueprint and Can You Change it? Find out in this post. #whatsamoneyblueprint #canyouchangeyourmoneyblueprint #makemoney #moneyaffirmations #moneyafformations

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Can You Change Your Money Blueprint?


According to Dr Bruce Lipton, there are two ways.

  1. Hypnosis — go back into a theta state to reprogram your unconscious mind
  2. Repetition — repeated statements and behaviours become patterns and become habits

This is why Affirmations work.

Start and end your day with statements like these:

Money Mindset Affirmations

  • I enjoy making money.
  • Making money is fun.
  • The more money I make, the more people I can help.
  • The wealthier I am, the more I have to give.
  • I use my money to better the lives of myself, my family and others.
  • I choose to live a rich, full life.
  • I am a money magnet.
  • Money flows freely to me.
  • I am wealthy.
  • Money comes to me in expected and unexpected ways.
  • There is always more than enough money in my life.
  • I deserve to be paid for the gifts I offer to the world.
  • The more money I earn, the more I can upskill.
  • I constantly attract opportunities that generate more income.
  • I am grateful to be wealthy.
  • I get to have, do and be whatever I want.
  • I have the best luck with money.

Once you’ve repeated positive affirmations often enough, there’s a shift in your subconscious mind and the new belief becomes part of you.

Using Questions to Develop a Millionaire Mindset

And there’s another powerful to change your unconscious programming — I believe an even more powerful way.

It’s by asking the right questions. Don’t miss my post on Affirmations vs Afformations.

Robert Kiyosaki, Author of the bestselling book, Rich Dad, Poor Dad (Get it now on Amazon), says,

“Questions open the mind, statements close the mind”.

So, instead of stating,

I can’t afford it or I can’t do that or I don’t have time.

The rich will ask,

How can I afford it? How can I do that? How do I leverage my time?

So let’s turn those Affirmations into Afformations (questions).

Money Mindset Afformations

  • How can I enjoy making money?
  • What’s the most fun thing I can do today to make money?
  • How can I make more money this month so I can help more people?
  • How do I become wealthier so I can give more to others?
  • How can I use my money to better the lives of myself, my family and others?
  • How do I choose to rich, full life?
  • How do I become a money magnet?
  • Where can I see money flowing freely to me in my life?
  • How can I become more wealthy?
  • How do I get money to come to me in expected and unexpected ways?
  • Why is there always more than enough money in my life?
  • Why do I deserve to be paid for the gifts I offer to the world?
  • How can I earn more money this month so I can develop my skills?
  • How do I attract opportunities that generate more income?
  • What am I grateful for today?
  • How can I get to have, do and be whatever I want?
  • How did I get so lucky with money?

How did that feel? Did you feel a shift in your money blueprint?

Tapping on Money Blocks

Here’s one more tapping session to help you shift your beliefs about money.

Practice some EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). In this video, I’m tapping on money blocks.

Wishing you all the best as you overturn your unconscious programming and change your money blueprint.

* If you purchase anything through a link in this article, you should assume that I have an affiliate relationship with the company providing the product or service that you purchase, and that I’ll be compensated in some small way at no extra cost to you.

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Why Life Can Be Whatever You Imagine, If You Let It

Guest Post by Michelle Lake, Poet and Published Author

Life аѕ уоu knоw іt today саn сhаngе tomorrow and be what you always imagined and wanted іt to be. I’m not talking about just dreaming аbоut it but living the life уоu want – dау in and day out, уеаr аftеr уеаr, until уоu leave this еаrth.

Your Thoughts Control Your Destiny

Your іmаgіnаtіоn аnd thought раttеrns control еvеrу аѕресt of уоur life, from what уоu wеаr on a daily bаѕіѕ to whеthеr уоu marry a particular реrѕоn.

Most реорlе do not rеаlіzе this and аllоw thеіr thoughts and іmаgіnаtіоn to run wild and wreak havoc on business, ѕосіаl, and fаmіlу lives. Thіѕ сhаоѕ tаkеѕ ѕhаре in many different facets, such аѕ еаtіng too much, drinking, smoking, high ѕtrеѕѕ lеvеlѕ, drug uѕе and the list goes on and on.

The good news іѕ that we аѕ individualѕ have the аbіlіtу to uѕе our minds to take full соntrоl and іmmеdіаtеlу change our сіrсumѕtаnсеѕ and ѕіtuаtіоnѕ by the wау we vіеw the situation at hand.

Is your life how you imagined it would be? Inspiration to live the life you imagined, from Michelle Lake, Poet and Published Author. #LifeCanBeWhateverYouImagine #Inspiration #Author #Poet #GuestPostHow to Take Back Control of Your Mind

It’s just like the cliché – уоu саn vіеw the glаѕѕ of water аѕ half еmрtу or half full. How a реrѕоn chooses to vіеw that glаѕѕ of water іѕ totally up to him or her because of the аbіlіtу to think, rationalize, and make the final decision of how we реrсеіvе or interpret the сіrсumѕtаnсеѕ at hand.

That final decision we make on how we interpret the сіrсumѕtаnсеѕ will also determine the оvеrаll оutсоmе of whatever ѕіtuаtіоn we are dealing with at that point in time.

So, I am sure you can see how thіѕ оnе ѕіmрlе соnсерt of ‘Iѕ thе glаѕѕ half еmрtу or half full’ can have a major impact on thе outcome of аnу situation you are dеаlіng with.

By changing our view of thе сіrсumѕtаnсеѕ from ‘I could never do that’, to ‘If I learned, I could do that’ will ultimately determine what соurѕе of action we will take.

We make dесіѕіоns еvеrуdау with negative оutlооkѕ or negative реrсерtіоnѕ not rеаlіzіng we are limiting оurѕеlvеѕ аѕ well аѕ our соnfіdеnсе in our own аbіlіtіеѕ.

As we do thіѕ оvеr long periods of time, we trаіn our minds subconsciously to have negative outlooks and perceptions without rеаlіzіng the mental rоаd blосk we have built up over the уеаrѕ.

You саn take соntrоl аѕ ѕооn аѕ уоu make up уоur mind to do so, now аѕk уоurѕеlf, ‘Iѕ the glаѕѕ half еmрtу or half full?’

Take Your Best Shot

Now, I am sure you must be wondering what is the actual ‘desired outcome’ of this article – taah daah!! Drum roll – I wrote an eBook!

Yes, I have been working on it for years and now I realize that the ‘strive for perfection’ can also be a ‘stumbling block’ to in-action, not to mention procrastination.

You see, we all strive to be ‘perfect’ – and there is nothing wrong with that. What is a ‘Debbie- downer’ for most of us is the fact that we ‘yearn too much for perfection’, put it on a pedestal and then become inhibited because it ‘might not be good enough’.

So today, I put my ‘striving’ aside and took action – I finished the eBook. It might not be perfect, but it is done and published.

NO longer did I ‘hold myself ransom to perfection’ while I could live my life in imperfection and a sense of accomplishment.

You can do it too.

Just relinquish the hold and simply Take Your Best Shot!  Who knows, it just might be perfect.The Poetry of Life by Michelle Lake

Editors Note:  Affiliate Link up ahead. At no cost to you, I will earn a commission should you purchase a copy of Michelle’s latest book via the link below.  I bought my copy on Amazon Kindle yesterday and am finding her poems inspirational. Reading them was my meditation for the day.

Here is the link to my latest project:

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Let this be a source of motivation to you as you choose ‘half full’ and imperfection!

About the Author

Michelle LakeMichelle Lake was born on the beautiful island of Jamaica,

Her career in writing started when she was only twelve-years-old when she won her first national literary contest writing about a day in the life of a tooth.

Since then, she’s published numerous books on Amazon.

It is her wish that each time you engage your eyes with her work, you will be transported to a world of beauty through her eyes.

Michelle is also the Founder of 4 Niche Websites

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The Scariest Thoughts That Cross Our Mind

Thoughts: The Scariest Thoughts That Cross Our Mind

Do you ever just sit and have a little daydream and think about the most random things in the world. We know you do, because we all do it from time to time. And then you snap out of the little thought that you’re in and you wonder how your mind can come up with such crazy thoughts. 

But then there are the scary thoughts that cross our minds, that are influenced by the situations around us. And there are advantages for our minds to be thinking this way and especially to ponder over what we would do in that situation. Because one of the biggest mistakes that people make in life is thinking that serious things aren’t going to happen to them.

Even when you feel like life is nice and easy breezy, something so totally out of the blue can happen and it can seriously take over your life.

Thinking about these things, and mentally preparing for it is so important. So we’re going to run you through some of the scariest thoughts that we have and what you could do if they become a reality.

What scary thoughts are giving you sleepless nights lately? And how do you deal with scary thoughts? Do you dwell or let go? #TheScariestThoughtsthatCrossOurMindThe Dreaded Ill Health

Having ill health is not something you should wish upon anybody, because when health seriously starts to go downhill, a whole life can be ruined. But there are some health issues that will cross our minds more than others, such as the cancer scare.

Cancer is everywhere these days, and the fortunate thing is they are taking strides to treat and cure it. Topotecan Inspire is just one thing that is helping to save so many people’s lives, through fighting this vicious disease. And that’s not the only drug being used, there’s so much more to it than that.

But it’s always good to think about cancer and think about some of the early warning signs you should be looking for. You should seriously consider visiting a doctor about anything from weight loss to fatigue, anything that’s out of the ordinary for you.

Serious Money Issues

Money issues are something that will definitely cross all of our minds from time to time because half of the time we’re heading to hot waters. Which is why it’s so important to think about things like debt, and how easy it to spiral out of control. Maxing out a credit card, using buy-now-pay-later sites, they’re all money draining traps that are too hard to get out of.

So whenever you think about spending when you can’t spend, or if your money is getting a bit out of control at the moment, then think about what financial state you want to be in, and let that motivate you.  Or if you know things are getting a little out of hand, speaking to a financial advisor is something we would definitely recommend.

Being Involved In A Crazy Accident

Something to definitely be aware of, because every single time you step out of your door, something could happen to you. But we think it’s so important to be aware of this risk factor, simply because it keeps you more vigilant, and more aware of your surroundings. If you’re someone who goes around with their head in the clouds all of the time, you’re only increasing your chances of something happening.

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Editors Note:

What are the scariest thoughts that have crossed your mind lately? I have these awful moments when I think something terrible is going to happen to my loved ones but when they pop up, I try to shake them off as quickly as possible. 

Because I believe that anything you focus on, you attract. Dwelling on these kinds of thoughts can turn them into a self-fulfilling prophecy. So I prefer to deal with life’s challenges as they crop up. Who’s with me?

Could You Be Doing More With Your Career?

How to Find a Meaningful Career

How to Find a Meaningful Career

Are you in search of meaningful work?  Would you like to feel a sense of fulfilment at the end of each day, knowing that you’ve made a difference?  I’ve found that being clear about this intention has led me to the most amazing careers in my life and given me incredible job satisfaction.  

  • As an Aerobics Instructor, I’ve seen ladies I taught get slim, fit, toned, energetic and confident
  • As an Aromatherapist and Reflexologist, I’ve seen clients relax, unwind and release tension and stress
  • When I sold Nutritional Supplements, I saw customers overcoming health challenges, becoming radiantly healthy, happy and well.
  • As Head of Network Marketing, I saw lives completely transformed through our products and our opportunity
  • As I’m building my blogs I’m able to touch lives with my posts and interviews with inspirational Moms
  • And now, as Business Development Consultant for The Kids Gym and Public Officer for the Non-Profit, Physical Literacy for Children, I’m able to see children’s lives impacted by our fabulous program.

There’s no doubt that when you’re involved in something that gives back to the community, something that helps or heals the world in some way, you feel more connected and more fulfilled.

Being in contribution reminds you that you matter, it’s your chance to leave a legacy, it’s your chance to make an impact on the world around you.  It gives your life meaning and purpose.

Have a look at the fulfilling careers detailed in the contributed post below.

Could You Be Doing More With Your Career?

Are you looking for meaning and purpose in your daily work? Would you like to make a difference and leave a legacy? Here are a few ways you can do that. #HowtoFindaMeaningfulCareer

Finding the right career can be a genuine challenge. After all, not only is the modern job market more competitive now than it has ever been before but there are also all of the difficult and complicated things that have always come with looking for a job.

One of the of the biggest issues that a lot of people come up against when it comes to finding a career that they really want is the fact that it can be incredibly difficult to find something that you really enjoy.

After all, not everyone is going to want to hire you for what you’re passionate about. This can be made even more difficult if you want more from a career than just a paycheck.

Trying to do something good with your time while earning a living is something that a lot of people would love to do but they might feel that there are no options out there. However, that’s simply not the case. Here are some career options for anyone who’s hoping to do some real good with their career.


Education is one of those career paths that sadly can go underappreciated a lot of the time.

However, the truth is that it’s one of the most important parts of any society. After all, being able to help young people learn and achieve their goals is one of the very best things that you can do with your time.

Not only that but you don’t even have to be a teacher to work in education. Doing something like an online masters in school counselling can give you the skills and qualifications that you need to help kids outside of the classroom. Whatever role you’d want to take on, there are few things more fulfilling than working as an educator.


Let’s face it, there are few things better than being able to spend your time literally saving people’s lives. Of course, a lot of people assume that to work in medicine then you’ve got to spend decades studying. And sure, if you want to become a doctor that is definitely true.

However, there are plenty of roles in medicine outside of being a doctor that is just as important. From nurses to care workers to hospital administrators. After all, doctors couldn’t do the things they do on their own.


It can sometimes feel as though there are so many issues all over the world that it’s impossible to know where to even start. It’s fortunate then that there are so many organisations all over the world that are dedicated to doing just that.

Not only are a lot of nonprofit organisations out there looking for volunteers but many of them need people to come on board full time. There are few better feelings than being able to say you earn your crust by making the world just a little bit better.

Of course, these are just a few examples.

The reality is that there are plenty of ways that you can earn a living while also being able to both find something that you really enjoy as well as giving something back to the world around you.

Hear, hear.  I know first hand the deep fulfilment that comes with being part of something greater than yourself.

What is the most meaningful career you’ve ever been involved in?   Or is it time for a career change?

Easy Healthy Lifestyle Changes

Easy Healthy Lifestyle Changes

Easy Healthy Lifestyle Changes

Ooh, I love receiving contributed posts like these! Here are some really easy healthy lifestyle changes you can make today that will make a real difference to your mood. Instantly. And if you make these lifestyle changes stick, they’ll be life-changing.

4 Lifestyle Changes to Relieve Stress, Improve Your Health and Be More Successful

We all get stressed from time to time, and it’s not surprising. Life just has a way of being tough now and then, as our obligations to work, family, and our health, amusement, and well being all too often collide catastrophically.

Of course, it’s fairly common as well that we’ll make things worse ourselves through bad habits and unproductive approaches to resolving our problems.

In the worst of instances, you could find yourself on holiday in the best and most beautiful resort, only to find yourself chronically unable to relax and enjoy the moment. Conversely, if you’re able to manage your stress response when back at home, even the most mind-numbing work concerns can seem like small and manageable things.

As stress affects the quality of our lives to such a great degree, here are some suggestions for lifestyle changes that can help to radically reduce your stress.

4 Lifestyle Changes that are so easy to make, it's scary... yet are we doing this stuff? #easyhealthylifestylechanges1. Read on topics that uplift and intrigue you

You may have an enduring interest in technical subjects such as science or engineering, or your passion might be reading the literature of the past and getting lost in the incredible worlds that people managed to create over the span of human history.

On the other hand, you might be passionate about reading up on healthcare as a prelude to taking up a degree at the University of Southern California.

Regardless of what your particular area of fascination is, reading has the ability to transport us away from the preoccupations and worries of ordinary life and to carry us off to an eternal world of images and concepts – whether those take the form of mathematical formulae, or the metaphors and wordplay of William Shakespeare.

Distracting yourself from your concerns and preoccupations – even if only for a brief time – can have a tremendously positive effect on your overall sense of wellness. It can calm the mind and reduce stress, and as we know stress is not just a matter of “feeling uncomfortable”, but can have tremendously negative consequences for health when it’s allowed to become chronic.

Reading is a great and productive form of distraction which you can turn to no matter where you are.

2. Quit the caffeine and alcohol

This tip is often difficult for people to stomach (excuse the pun), for the obvious reason that caffeine and alcohol are so incredibly rife and common in the world. The vast majority of adults in the Western world consume both alcohol and caffeine, and many consume them on a daily basis.

But caffeine is a drug known to directly boost the production of the body’s stress hormones, and to tire out the various receptors and organs associated with those, and other, hormones.

That daily cup of coffee may be contributing quite dramatically to your chronic sense of stress and anxiety.

Likewise, alcohol causes damage to the brain and other organs of the body, and there is evidence that even in small amounts, it may make people less healthy, less resilient, and less capable of facing the world head-on. A bitter irony, considering people so often get drunk to drown out their stress and anxiety.

By quitting these two substances and shouldering through the few weeks or months of irritability and withdrawal (yes, really, they are actually drugs) you may find your stress vastly diminished.

3. Be sure to fuel yourself properly

A large number of people are constantly fighting to attain the perfect physique. Bellies are never flat enough, biceps never toned enough, and so on, and so on.

One of the side-effects of this obsession is that many people live in a state of chronic yo-yo dieting and caloric deprivation.

The bottom line is that when you don’t eat enough food, your body doesn’t work properly, you are less resilient, less healthy, and your stress hormone level are through the roof.

Make sure to fuel yourself properly. Eat whole, nourishing foods, comprising carbs, protein and fats. Yes, low carb diets may also boost stress hormones.

4. Get away somewhere scenic every once in a while

If your home environment becomes too stressful, you need to take steps to address the causes of that stress, and make it more bearable.

If your home is not excessively stressful, but you’re just chronically stressed anyway, getting away and visiting somewhere scenic once in a while can really help to alleviate the bad feelings.

Go somewhere where you don’t have to worry about work. Somewhere you can be inspired by the beauty of nature, and just relax for a while.

Aren’t these the easiest lifestyle changes to make?  And can you see how effective they can be?   Are you doing this stuff?