Tag: reducing stress

When life forces you to slow down - featured image
I’m a huge advocate for living life at a slower pace, creating a life for yourself that is calm instead of busy and overwhelming. That’s kinda my thing. I’m also the first to admit that it’s a process. A slower life doesn't happen overnight... But sometimes, life happens, and you just don't have a choice in the matter. You HAVE to slow down - right now - and you might not be ready for it yet. So, what do you do when life forces you to slow down before you’re ready?
reduce the stress of uncertain times
What do you do when you quite literally don’t know what’s going to happen next? If you’re a type-a, planner, creature of habit, perfectionist (or recovering perfectionist), life’s uncertainties and unexpected events can throw you for a loop faster than a Cedar Point roller coaster… So what can you do to deal with the uncertain times in life?
Featured image for blog post - background: woman drinking coffee - text overlay: why you need a do-nothing day
p and take a long, deep breath. Because today, we're going to talk about why you need a "Do-Nothing" day. How will you know if you need one? Some signs are: feeling overwhelmed or drained by life; feeling like there's never enough time in the day; having trouble sleeping at night because your mind won't quiet down, or just plain not enjoying things as much as usual. If this sounds like you, it's time to plan for a Do-Nothing day!
self care 101 for better self
Self-care is important! We’ve all heard that a million times by now, right? We’ve seen the old airplane analogy of “put your own facemask on first” that almost always seems to be mentioned, read how it’s okay to take care of yourself and you can’t pour from an empty cup. I think it’s time to take it a step farther, though, and talk about why it’s not only okay and it’s not just important, but why we NEED to make self-care a priority. It’s not a luxury, it’s mandatory.
too much stress
We’re talking about stress again today because...let’s face it. It’s an ongoing battle. Just when you think you have everything under control...you’re calm, collected, and feeling good...life goes pear-shaped and you find yourself back in that stress-filled pit. But while some outside circumstances can be unavoidable, there are a lot of stress-inducing habits, actions, and reactions that you can actually control. We’re going to talk about ALL of that, plus my favorite little ways to reduce stress.
how to handle stress
I think we can all agree that no matter how much you try to minimize stress in your life, it will still occasionally happen - stress and anxiety will creep in. And it’s hard on us, both mentally and physically. It will interrupt your sleep, affect your appetite, hijack your focus. A good friend of mine is actually battling a long-term illness caused by a stressful life! While there are ways to minimize stress in your daily life, we can’t avoid it completely. So what can you do when you feel those stress levels rising?