Wednesday, April 23, 2014

When all else fails {Dealing with Stress}

G'Day lovelies!

How was everyone's Easter weekend? Wonderful I hope!

Today I want to talk a little bit about what to do when life sort of explodes, the list of things to do gets piled up, time runs short, and you start to run out of steam. For me that has been my life for the past month or so, I feel like I can't catch my breath! I've been juggling a move (packing, cleaning, etc.), family nonsense, the death of my grandmother, work, school, and marketing my horse to be leased. I'm sure that I'm forgetting a few things but you get this jist.

When I was in college (undergrad) I learned how to prioritize, schedule, and get stuff done! There were many all-nighters and 4 o'clock in the morning bedtimes for me but somehow I managed to get it done. Since I have to be slightly for socially functional in my life after college (leggings aren't appropriate on the daily) I have to get to bed at a reasonable hour- so here are a few things that I do to relieve stress and get things done!

1. Write it down. It helps me if I have a list of everything coming up, if it isn't scheduled into my day I have a hard time making it fit.

2. Prioritize. Is getting your haircut #1 on the list, or are there a few things that can wait? Make those decisions and get cracking on the super important stuff.

3. Take a few minutes to unwind. If I run myself at full capacity without slowing down, even for just 30 minutes, I get pretty ragged and anxious- it helps to take a short period of time to just decompress. For me that includes going to the gym, reading my Bible on our patio, or watching an episode of my favorite TV show.

4. Get sleep. As impossible as it may seem, you need to make sleep happen! Your body needs that time to recharge, so get as much as possible.

5. Eat. This usually isn't a problem for me since my life practically revolves around food, but don't skip meals! Take a few minutes at the beginning of the week to plan a few easy, quick meals to keep you running.

And if all else fails...

6. Have a meltdown. Sometimes you just need to cry it out, it's hard holding it in 100% of the time, so have a good crying session, then pull yourself back together.




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  2. Thinking of you, friend! You have a lot on your plate. I personally love that last one... have a meltdown. Sometimes, it's just necessary. I tend to have those every so often and I always feel better after. Helps to have a little wine and Ben & Jerry's on hand too. ;)