I don’t know about you, but I seem to have my to do list running through my head on repeat daily. Most of the time I love that I work from home, but sometimes I find that keeping up the house and trying to write, can be difficult to manage. It tends to get me a bit stressed and frazzled.
I have found a few things that helps me de-stress – or at least takes my mind off of for a moment – from all of the tasks that I expect myself to get done, and I thought I would share them with you. It is funny that I am the one putting all of the pressure on myself to get so much accomplished, and then I need to just step back from it! That is what us moms seem to do! 🙂
Here are my top 5 ways to de-stress:
Turning on a fast-paced song and getting up to dance and sing to it is a great way to get a quick spurt of energy and happiness. That “feel good” burst can be all you need to help you focus. I have a whole list of my favorite dance songs handy for times that I need to just jam out!
Call a friend or family member. In this day of texting, tweeting, emailing and communicating on Facebook, sometimes all you need is to pick up the phone and hear a friendly voice. Chatting with someone you care about, and maybe venting a little, will help you resolve any issues that are troubling you throughout the day.
Grab a book:
Stop what you are doing and grab a book and just immerse yourself into a fabulous story that will transport you from your daily chores. I personally like the real kind – not reading from a tablet. I intend to visit my local library soon and check out some books with my family. How about you?
Take a walk:
In order for me to clear my mind and get a new perspective, I like to walk. I am doing something great for my body – as this is my daily form of exercise – and I always feel accomplished after returning home and ready to get back to work.
I like to take a few minutes for myself prior to the day beginning to drink my coffee and wake up. I sometimes find that I need a second cup later in the day. Sitting on the porch and gazing at our nice view, while enjoying my coffee, is a way that I can just get that instant satisfaction and peacefulness.
So, if you find yourself in need of a quick break, try one of these and see if it helps. Drop me a tweet to let me know it worked for you. Or, if you have any other ways that help you, I would love to hear about it too.
Everyone is crazy busy these days, and we all need to take some time for ourselves. And, don’t beat yourself up over not finishing the laundry, cleaning the bathroom, etc. It can wait until tomorrow. 🙂