Happy Thursday! What a stressful week this has been. Trying to get through day by day can truly be a struggle. Regardless if it’s work or personal related stress, it’s something we all go through as adults. Adulting can be rather stressful, especially when you find 2021 isn’t getting easier than 2020. Is this the new norm? Well that’s stressful just thinking about. Seriously stress is something we all deal with on a regular basis. I will be the first to say I don’t deal with stress the best way all the time, however, there are tips that can help you refocus and get through the stressful times.
Taking a deep breath|
As simplistic as it sounds, it’s often the easiest to do. If you have an Apple Watch then you are in luck. Set up breathing exercises on the watch and stick to them. Not only do professional say this helps your body, but I’ve done it enough to see a difference in my heartbeat stats. I have a very stressful job, and taking a minute to, “Take a breath” is as simple as it gets. I think everyone gets a break so take that time to take a few deep breaths to bring clarity. I find when I have clarity I tend to accomplish more which directly impacts the stress level I experience.
Make a Punch list|
A Punch list is something I refer to often when taking about home renovations to weekly cleaning. It’s a useful tool to keep you on task and get the main tasks done. Crossing items off this list can directly help you mitigate stress. I personally feel I am dealing with stress and feel relieved when I see items crossed off. A sense of accomplishment can go a long way in reducing stress.
I always tell friends and family, that if you plan for things you know of, then when surprises drop you have room to deal with them. I am personally not a fan of surprises so I feel planning is therapeutic and crucial. I personally use a planner and the Calendar function of Outlook making scheduling and planning weekly and month basis so much easier. I am a visual planner, meaning I like to see a full week of what I know is coming to plan for the unexpected. Regardless if its planning when to complete assignments or planning a cleaning schedule for the week, planning can make life feel less stressful and give you confidence that, “you’ve got this.”
I’m sure your are thinking I’ve totally lost it. However, I seriously think having better rest helps your brain process better and help you handle situations more efficiently. Struggling throughout the day with a, “Foggy brain” is only going to make you more stressed. I’m not saying I get a full night of sleep every night, but I recommend you get as much as you can.
Those are a few of my tips for dealing with a stressful week. I find stress can creep in and if you don’t deal with it, you can feel like you are drowning. What tips do you have? Do you also feel stressed all the time? Trust me the crazy week I’ve had, there’s so much stress I’ve had to deal with that it’s crazy. Hope you have a great weekend and hang in there, we only have 1 more day!