Tuesday, 16 April 2013

How to get through busy days

Life can be overwhelming. And if you're anything like me, you put a lot of pressure on yourself to do it all, and as best as you can. You may think this is ok and sometimes you may even enjoy the adrenalin rush or the challenge. Or maybe you just don't know any other way of life, how to make changes, or let some things go, and still feel satisfied.

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 Chances are you need to take some time to yourself.

Meditate
I use that word loosely. I've never taken a course on how to mediate, and I'm definitely not an expert at it, but I believe it means different things to different people. To me, mediating consists of reflecting, deep breathing, and living in the present moment.

If you have a daily agenda, schedule some time to do nothing except for breath, love your inner self and listen to what your body is telling you.

Be Grateful
Think of your favorite part of the day and at least one thing that you are looking forward to. These could be small, simple things or bigger events, but recognize that you have something to offer to this world and with that, it loves you back.

Remember that there's always tomorrow
It's hard to do, but determine what your wants and your needs are. What can wait until tomorrow? Don't be too hard on yourself. You need to be your best friend and consol the stressed-out, overwhelmed, demanding person inside of you that puts so much pressure on yourself to accomplish everything in one day.

Ask for help
Believe it or not, but you don't have to do everything by yourself. Tell your close friends and family that you've been feeling overwhelmed lately and ask for help on specific things. Chances are they want to help but don't know how - so tell them. Could you please help me prepare some frozen meals for next? Help with yard work? Laundry? Anything that they are able to do. Once they know what you need, they'll be able to better support you.

Days go by quickly and it’s important to make the best of each one we are given.

I wish you the best and thanks for reading,

Lisa