The fact is we all will experience some sort of stress at one point or another in our lives. The tricky part is how to overcome stress and not let it affect our day to day lives.
For the past couple of weeks I have been a little overwhelmed = stressed! Last week I hit my lowest point. I was waking up in horrible moods, wanted to call in sick everyday to stay in bed and didn’t want to talk to ANYONE or ANYONE to talk to me. I hate feeling like that, no one should feel like that period. But you know what, sh*t happens but you shouldn’t allow it to dictate your life.
After feeling like that for about 3-4 days I said to myself “pull yourself together! How are you going to get through this moping around?” Here are a few things that I did to get me out of my little rut.
Writing: Unloading my thoughts onto paper is the first step. I am a visual type of person, so seeing things written down I am able to organize my thoughts. It’s a bit hard for me to talk to others about my feelings so I prefer to write it down. I know it may not be anything big but I can honestly say I fell better. I am then able to strategize about what next steps I can take to fix whatever is stressing me out.
Bath: This right here is a no-brainer. Relax and have some “me” time. I fill up the tub with warm water (more on the hot side), light a few candles, grab either a bath bomb or bath oil, a current book I am reading and just relax. Even if I don’t end up reading the book I have some music that I can close my eyes to and just R-E-L-A-X. Taking a few minutes to yourself with no
Exercise: Whether it be going to the gym or just taking a jog around the block, exercising can be a great stress reliever. Now, I ain’t know fitness buff but physical activity helps bump up the production of your brain’s feel-good neurotransmitters, called endorphins. This in turn makes you feel good, puts a little pep in your step.
Meditate: This is something fairly new that I have started to incorporate into my daily life. Taking a few moments can restore your calm and inner peace. Which then gives you clarity to a new perspective.
Talk to someone: As you know opening up for me is hard. I don’t wear my emotions on my sleeve nor do I allow people to get close enough to know my emotions. But just like writing, talking to someone can take a big weight off your shoulders. You can either ask for them to just lend an ear or ask for them to give you their opinion.
I am not saying that I am 100% stress free but I am feeling a lot better than I did last week. What I learned was that it is going to take me time and a lot of hard work to accomplish my next goal. I need to stop being so hard on myself and thinking that everything needs to be done now. Cause in reality it’s not going to get down now but it will get done in time. Take a step back, take a deep breath and then step back into the ring. I know what I have to do to get to where I want to be and you know I will do it and so will you!