Stressed? Whether it feels like you are carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders or whether it feels like you no longer have control over your life, there are ways to stay positive. Stress is temporary. Your happiness and positivity should always be your number one priority.
What is the root of the stress?
It is essential to define the cause of the stress if you want to find ways to counter this feeling. Is there not enough time in the day? Do you have too many obligations piling up? Whatever it is, try to define your stress in order to find the best solution.
There are times that stress is important. Stress can mean that the task at hand is important to you, and you want to be prepared and execute. However, there is always a line, and when this stress takes away from your overall goals, it is time to reevaluate.
Repackage Your Stress
When you feel like there are too many things to juggle in your life, remember that you have the agency to let some obligations go. You can repackage your stress into smaller tasks so that it feels manageable. You can make lists, so that you feel less stressed as each item gets checked off.
Delegating tasks is another option. Remember to use the different teams in your life for support. By delegating tasks, it does not mean you are less capable. Having more brains working at once is never a bad thing. People are always there to support you. You are important, and your mental health is more important than you think.
Take a Break
This sounds so simple, doesn’t it? That is because it is. You are your own number one priority, and remember to put that in your schedule. Some people need reminders to take breaks or pauses, and that’s great. Then the question that remains is what is your favorite stress buster? Yoga? Meditation? Exercise? Find something and stick to it!
Some more useful “me time” tips can be found here: https://blog.kulikulifoods.com/2016/09/26/me-time-7-ways-to-treat-yourself/