Stress and feeling overwhelmed

After getting through a very stressful week last week at work and home, I have learnt a few very important lessons. 
 My tips:
 When you feel like everything is coming at you – stop and assess what is happening.  Watch how you are reacting.  Note how you are feeling.  See if you can spot the triggers.
 How you choose to react is up to you.  Not everyone reacts the same.  You really can stay calm when you would normally stress yourself out!
 Never try and take on too much.  Stop and talk to someone about it.  It worked for me and it helped me realise how lucky I am to have such wonderful friends and family.
 Do some sort of exercise every day even if it’s deep breathing or stretching.  Yoga, Pilates or even a 30 minute brisk walk at the start of your day will help your mood tremendously.
 Remember that there is only so much you can do.  Prioritise at work and at home and only do high value tasks i.e. things where there will be a negative impact for not doing it and a positive impact for doing it.
 Plan your day in advance, even small activities and delegate where you can.  As you cross items off your list you will have a feeling of achievement.
 Smile, stay positive and calm.  The way you act on the outside impacts the way you feel on the inside.
 If the sun is out – get out there and absorb the vitamin D.  It’s extremely good for you.
……oh, and there is always Rescue Remedy!  
Until next time….

About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer
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