Last week, I let stress get the best of me. So, this weekend I cancelled all my plans and did what I needed to do. I relaxed, slept, organized and did things for just me. Not too ironically, I woke up this morning migraine free for the first time in weeks. I couldn’t be more relieved.
These are the things I’m going to focus on to help keep my stress levels down:
Find the Joy in my Accomplishments: As my husband reminded me the other day, I need to find joy in all that I have accomplished the past few years. I’m in a good place with life and need to enjoy it.
Slow down: I’ve been rushing through my daily life way too much, so I’m going to slow down as much as possible and just let breathe.
Embrace Doing Nothing: As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized that sometimes doing nothing is exactly what I need to do. I need this time to recharge and decompress. I need to make this a habit.
Don’t Be So Hard on Myself: I’m not perfect and there is no rule that I have to be Superwoman. Enough said.
Don’t fall for the comparison trap: With Facebook and Pinterest, it’s so easy to get sucked into the idea that you’re not keeping up with the Joneses. So I’m going to quit trying, it only causes me stress.
Practice Gratitude Daily: The only way I’m going to live in the moment is if I realize the good things that surround me. I’m going to finish reading The Magic and report back on this.
So there you have it, a few reminders of what I need to focus on to manage my stress. Eventually, I know I will find the balance I have been looking for.
What do you do to destress yourself? Anything you do regularly that helps keep your stress levels at bay?