Stress is a short word that packs a mighty punch. It can impact how we feel physically and emotionally. Stress can affect your performance at work, strain relationships, and limit what we do; and while it’s inevitable, there are steps we can take to limit its effect.
What’s your morning routine look like? How you start your morning sets the tone for your day and it can be an indicator as to how productive it will be. Whether you’re used to making a beeline for your cubicle and hoping your boss doesn’t notice that you’re late or the one that’s always early with first dibs on the Keurig, there are a few things you can do to enhance your morning experience.
We all go through periods in life that we wish we could have skipped right over. Sometimes, we face unexpected setbacks and sometimes we have to face the reality of knowing what we were getting into. It’s important that we don’t let life’s disappointments cripple or steal our ability to be happy.
We’ve all been there… lingering in the aftermath of a breakup, that we weren’t quite mentally or emotionally ready for. No matter how many times your bestie (or mom) tells you that you’ll be over him soon – or that there’s someone better out there for you – you just can’t seem to escape the very literal feeling of overwhelm or the constant thoughts of what could have been.
Why is the concept of doing what we do for others for ourselves so difficult to grasp? I’m not really sure that our i-can-do-it-all mentality is something that we’re even conscious of. We’ve become so inundated with terms that define who we should be – girlboss, supermom, hustler… the list goes on and on.
Maybe we’ve convinced ourselves that self-sacrifice equals “adulting”.
I don’t subscribe to the notion that relationships are hard.
Relationships are built on effort and the desire to be and stay connected to your partner. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been involved with your loved one… if you’re reading this post, they mean a lot to you. But being happy in a relationship doesn’t mean that there isn’t room for improvement.
The 6 Step Mental Detox
Life is busy. Overwhelming even… sometimes to the point that we can find ourselves so intertwined with responsibilities, appointments, housework, and bills – that we start to lose our own identity. We begin to believe that we are currently experiencing the sum total of what life has to offer, and that’s the furthest thing from the truth. Most of us haven’t even scratched the surface.
Most of us haven’t even scratched the surface.
I’m sure that we’ve all thought a time or two, that there has to be more to life than our current situation… and to be honest, there is! But if you’ve ever had that thought, you may be in need of a cleanse – no tea, ACV, or lemons involved – just you consciously deciding to do better for yourself and find your true happiness.