Feeling overwhelmed? Sometimes, it’s easy to get a little in over our heads. Other times, we could all use a breath of fresh air. Finding ways to add a much needed break can be challenging, but not impossible!
Here are 4 things I do to add clarity to my life.
.1 Social Media Break – In this day and age where social media reigns supreme, it’s easy to get caught up in the latest apps and gadgets. Even though these fancy schmancy technological tools are great to use when catching up with family and friends, it’s crucial to be mindful of the time you spend on it and away from it. I get what it’s like to be swept up in the hype of what everyone is “posting” about. But, life on the internet doesn’t always mirror reality. As Billy would say, “take the phone off the hook and disappear for a while.”
.2 Exercise – No, this does not mean you should start training for a marathon. But hey, if you want to, by all means! For those less ambitious, a couple minutes on an elliptical or a walk outside will get your endorphins going. The happy vibes might even help you take your mind off your problems for a while. I think taking a hike at a local state park is a great way to see some nature and free your mind of any burdens you may have. Plus, the scenic view might even help you put your troubles into perspective!
.3 Spend some time with your family – Nothing clears your worries better than hanging out with the people who know you best! My loved ones always seem to point me in the right direction. Perhaps it’s because they know me better than I know myself. Whenever I feel overwhelmed, I like to go to my parent’s house to decompress. It’s the one place I know I can be 100% myself. A home-cooked meal and quality family time? Yes, please!
4. Meditate – Take a few minutes out of your day to find your zen! Relieve your body and brain from all the mental, physical, and emotional stress it may be undergoing. Turn your phone off. Get in tune with your breath. Think positive thoughts. It’s time to say “Namaste.”
Hopefully you found these tips helpful! Because we often get so worked up in our lives, it’s important to remember that we CAN and SHOULD press the reset button every now and then. Go on, girls, get out there and get your clarity on!