Life as we know it for most of us has changed dramatically over the past few months causing many people to feel overwhelmed. Here are a few tips to help you deal with the stressors of life during this season.
1. Be still- With all the demands that are placed on us every day we are constantly putting a strain on our brains. Our brains help us with things like decision making & problem solving. When we don’t take the time to slow down & are overloaded; we can develop mental fatigue, and problems focusing. A simple practice like walking in the park, walking in nature, and or sitting in silence can restore the brains functions by regenerating brain cells.
2. Postpone what you can- Most of us write lengthy “to do” list all the time. There have been days when I had upwards of 20 items on my list. Realistically it was impossible for me to get all those things done; but I’m an over achiever and like to knock out my list. However, what I’ve learned over the years is that it is just a list; it’s simply a guide to remind me of what I need to do to complete a project or to keep my household running. I also discovered that it was impossible to complete everything on my list & guess what? I survived. That’s right I survived; my household was still standing & my business was still up & running. I’ve learned to postpone things that I can’t get to today & prioritize what needs to be done today. It has taken a load of stress off me.
3. Be kind to yourself- Give yourself the gift of self-compassion. You are human! Things won’t always turn out the way we desire. We may wish we could have done things differently or moved faster, or not done something. Whatever it is; have a little compassion for yourself. There are times when you will be so happy with yourself & other times you may wish things turned out differently. Accept the fact that you will make mistakes, & move on. Own your mistakes, own your feelings but don’t sit in that space of beating yourself up because it won’t free you up to move into the space where you want to go.