Running business, taking care of a family, attending school, and staying current on social engagements is enough stress to break anyone. After a wild ride and recovery from a nervous breakdown, something had to be done.
Handling is something we all have to deal with, no matter where the stress comes from if it has not properly managed it will literally kill you.
If you are like me and you live an on the go, nonstop, vibrant life then you know exactly what I am talking about. After discussing ways to manage my stress with my physician and ways to prevent another nervous breakdown I have found a routine and tips to give me a better handle on it all.
First, she suggested that I organize my life. This meant removing all the junk and clutter that has accumulate over the years in my home, car, and mind. I started by creating piles of things that will stay, things to trash, and things to donate. Then I purchase some different storage bins and a sharpie. I used the sharpie to label the bins, found a place for everything, and put everything in its place. I also had some shelves installed and used decorative basket for things I need every day. The storage bins are used for those items I need but maybe not every day.
After cleaning and organizing my home, it was time to start on my schedule.
My doctor has suggested that I organized my time so I no longer feel overwhelm and pressured to accomplished everything that I need to each day. Today I went out bout a huge calendar on a dry erase board. Now I have each moment of my life scheduled, whatever I am doing I know exactly what I have to do next. The relief I felt from scheduling everything out and displaying it in my home so that I can see everything, day by day, moment by moment, brought a certain ease to my mind and wellbeing. What is crazy is that I was actually reluctant to do this part. I thought maybe it was just a waste of time but it has really help me and my family stay focus, on time, eliminate some much wasted time.
After taking care of my home and schedule, it was now time to work on me.
I started with becoming more active. Each day I try to get outside and walk, bike, something, really anything to get moving. My doctor encourage me to exercise each day. That many people feel immediately relief something about endorphins and some other stuff. I do not know, but what I do know is I feel great. I even look ever better! Slim and sexy!
The last thing that I implemented into my life is taking sometime to myself, I guess a sort of meditation. I sit alone in a quiet room and just focus on clearing my mind of all thoughts. By concentrating on my breathing, I am able to do this.
I have placed these just a few things into my life and my family’s life. Thus far I have been managing my stress and working thought it so I do not feel the same anxious feelings that I normally have. I should that in time of an emergency I enjoy the calming scents of frankincense and lavender.
If you are like me and you live a wild and crazy life like me then try one, two, of all of these things.