Reality is that we as humans get stressed. Some, like me, get stressed and anxious much easier than others, but life is about balance and I am enjoying the journey. Here are a few tips that I use daily to help with my stress levels. These few things really put me at ease when my mind is running wild and I can't think straight.
1. Talk it through with yourself: I don't know if it is embarrassing or not, but I talk to myself ALL THE TIME! I usually do this in the car on my way to work or whenever I am driving by myself. It really soothes me to talk through my day out loud. If you think I'm crazy, give it a try! It's always great to talk through things with close friends or family but sometimes, all you need is a little time with yourself to collect your scattered thoughts and feelings.
2. Set goals for yourself, no matter how small: No matter how big or small the task is, I always set goals for myself the night before. It can be as simple as going grocery shopping and hitting up the gym! I often do this and feel so accomplished at the end of my day. If my goal is to clean my bathrooms, give the dogs baths and organize my closet, I will set those goals the night before which will give me the motivation to get it done. Plus, I feel so satisfied when the day is done knowing I hit my goals! In short, setting those goals and having small wins makes me feel happy and less stressed!
3. Don't sweat it if you have an "off" day: Truth is, we all have our off days where we feel like doing absolutely nothing. My advice, EMBRACE IT! If you are someone who is always putting in 100%, give yourself a day to chill! I promise it's OK and will do your body good. Most likely, you will be even more motivated the next day to work harder!
Hope you enjoyed this mini-blog! Now go have yourself a awesome day :)