“STRESS” now there is a word that most people can relate to. There seems to be an massive amount of people with this “stress” in their life. Whether it be from home or work it is always there. What we in society need to know is how to get relief from this “stress”. Is your life balanced? Do you spend more time at work than at home?
These days the pressure that is put on us is tremendous. Moms and dads have to feel like they are “supermen and women” to uphold this image that society has put on us. Everything has to be perfect…..climbing the ladder at work and have everything in order and be flawless, then go home and have everything spotless, supper made, kids homework done, head off to activities, be home to have family time, get things ready for the next day and then the cycle starts all over again. This can only go on for so long before something happens, either to the family life, work life or health.
We need to take a step back and look at reality and how we can work things into our life that will help be physically and emotionally available. What are your expectations? Are they realistic? After all, we are only human. Are you making time in your schedule to relax and do all the things that you are passionate about? What about quality time with your family? There will always be some sort of stress in our lives there is no getting out of that but it’s how we manage it that makes it easier to deal with. Here are some tips to balance your life and handle stress.
The first thing is to have a plan. Ya that’s right, a PLAN. Plan your days, weeks, months. Have goals and a plan to achieve them. Schedule in time for family, friends, relaxation, and work. Talk to your family to see when the best time to get together with them will be and work the rest around that. But remember to be flexible. If you need to do work at home, you won’t be so focused on that, you will already have a plan and can enjoy the quality time with your family. You need to be there fully. If you need more one on one time with your spouse, schedule that in too and DO NOT cancel.
Talk to your family about how and when you would like to Implement the PLAN. Remember to do things you love to do, whether it is going for a walk, bike ride, reading, playing tennis. Don’t forget the alone time. If you can’t manage your time, you will never have enough of it. So sit down with a pencil and paper, gather your thoughts, talk to your family, set your goals and make a PLAN.
Dealing with stress and be stressful in itself. There are many ways to relief your stress and I will give you a few. Pick which ones you like and use them.
Relax with visualization.
Calm your mind and think of a peaceful place where you would like to be or a certain time when you felt at peace. Remember that time, what it felt like, what you were / are wearing, the smells around you, what you were doing. Go to that tranquil place where you are at peace. Sit in a quiet place, close your eyes, breathe slowly and visualize.
De-stress in a soothing bath.
Climb into a warm bath , listening to soothing music and just relax! Enjoy this time to yourself.
Don’t want to listen to slow, quiet music? Turn up the music and dance. Act silly, sing, laugh, jump around.
Go out for a walk, bike ride or any type of exercise that relieves the stress for you.
Watch the way you think
Think of all the positive things you have in your life and be grateful for them. Write them all down and re-read them. Change your thoughts from negative to positive.
Get some Sleep!
Make sure you are getting your zzzzz’s. Go to be a bit earlier usual. The next day you will feel refreshed and ready to start the day.
Just remember, only you can control the way stress affects you and you can manage the long terms effects. Take the time NOW to control it and manage it. Your family needs you and if you are physically and emotionally unavailable the only damage is to yourself.
Life is your’s to live! Enjoy it and live it to the fullest!
“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”
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