Buckling down to tie-up loose ends is key to lightening your mental load.
By five in the morning, the sky was lightening, and we trudged back toward Christopher Street, where I could catch a train home.
In recent times, Zwarte Piet has become a lightening rod for issues of Dutch identity and multicultural tolerance.
He believes that the plane was hit by a bolt of lightening and went down in deep water.
He washed the liquid colour on, lightening and darkening the tones as he worked.
But the lapse of time brought some relief and a lightening of their depression.
It was an inexpressible relief, and the lightening of this one particular care made all the rest seem easier of endurance.
The girl looked at her with a lightening of her amiable, indifferent air.
I had not recovered my full strength after my illness at Harrison's Landing, but I managed to keep up by lightening my burden.
She wondered a little at that, but with no lightening of her mood.
lightening light·en·ing (līt'n-ĭng)
The sensation of decreased abdominal distention during the latter weeks of pregnancy following the descent of the fetal head into the pelvic inlet.