i’m the kind of person who loves routine. i wake up at 7 every morning and go to bed at 11:30. a new part of my routine that i would recommend to everyone is to sit down at some point every day and respond to everyone who has contacted you: emails, facebook posts, cards, letters…
i’ve found that the main root of stress is letting other people down. responding quickly and appropriately makes me feel better for having the task out of the way and for being a good correspondent :) i’m also the kind of person who loves writing, especially snail mail, so it’s a relaxing way to remove stress from my day.
for thank you notes in particular, i found this helpful guide.
for handwritten notes it helps to have lovely stationery:
for typed notes, it helps to listen to upbeat music: