Do you ever feel like you're being pulled down by something you can't quite put your finger on?
Navigating through all the demands of daily life can be overwhelming.
After all, the weight of stress can often feel like a thousand-pound anchor pulling you down.
The key to overcoming this is to - first - identify it.
It’s the first and most important step to take control of stress so you can break free from its chains & find relief from life’s agitation!
How do you identify stress ?
- Constant fatigue or exhaustion
- Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
-Trouble sleeping or relaxing
- Agitated mind
- Irritability or short temper
If you're experiencing any of these signs it may be time to step back & assess what’s causing you to feel that way.
Here are a few simple steps you can take to find relief during a hard time:
1. Set Boundaries & Prioritize
Don't try to do everything, especially all at once.
Be clear and honest with yourself about your limitations… and act accordingly!
Say “no” more often. You can’t always do everything, so focus only on what’s truly important
2. Seek Help & Support
Talk to a trusted friend or family member about your stress.
They love you and will want to help, so let them know how they can do so.
Sometimes, the greatest comfort comes from simply having someone to listen.
However, if stress gets overwhelming, consider seeking professional help from a therapist
3. Take Breaks & Practice Self-Care
In the midst of all chaos, make time for yourself.
This means doing what brings you joy and relaxation as much as you can.
Meditate or go for a walk. Do anything that you can do simply because you love doing so
Although an essential part of life navigating stress is possible!
And identifying it is the first step to overcoming it.
From there, you can navigate toward the soothing waters of a calmer, happier you!