Can you believe summer is almost half way over? It never ceases to amaze me how fast time goes!!
This has been a very busy summer for me. As anyone in business knows, when you are short-handed, someone has to bear the brunt of the storm and unfortunately, it was me. Never the less, it’s all good. I finally have a weekend off and I’m happy to say things will be somewhat normal for the rest of this month!
I hope you all were able to have some fun times at the lake, or with family or took a nice vacation. We all need that point in time to forget work, personal problems, and the daily grind for a few days. That is why I started an inspiration board on my Pinterest page. Not just for everyone, but, mainly myself! A lot of the pins are to keep going for weight loss and exercise, but they do hit the mark when it comes to work and other things going on in your life. The main meaning is DON’T GIVE UP!
If work is really stressing you out and you feel you have given all you have without any appreciation, then another quote for you would be DON’T BE AFRAID TO START OVER. If you don’t step forward, you will always be in the same place. Maybe it’s time to find something that will make you happier.
Stress is a killer on the body and mind. Stress puts your body into overdrive causing panic attacks, depression, high blood pressure, insomnia, weight gain or loss, impairs brain function, gastrointestinal upset, alcohol or drug addiction, fertility problems, and makes you more susceptible to physical illness. So? What can you do?
Exercise is a great way of reducing stress. Go for a walk or a jog. Get that fresh air and sunshine pumping into your body.
Healthy eating is especially beneficial. Eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables. Grabbing that bag of potato chips or pint of ice cream won’t help! It will actually make you worse.
Prioritize your to do list. Figure out what is the most important and get that accomplished. Don’t sweat the small stuff!!
One of the most important things to do is to make some time for yourself. Find something that you love to do and take some time to enjoy life. It could be reading a book, cooking, coloring, painting, playing with your dog, gardening or start a new hobby that you’ve been putting off.
Also remember to BREATHE!! I know this sounds insane…you HAVE to breathe, but, it’s how you breathe. Take in a deep breath through your nose and let is out slowly through your mouth. Do this a few times and feel how much more relaxed you become. Of course there is meditation, massage and yoga.
If stress is affecting your daily life and nothing seems to help, make sure you talk to your doctor. There IS help out there. Don’t ever give up after all, life is about moments, create them, don’t wait for them!!
Have a great summer!