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Whether you work outside the home, inside the home, have kids, don't have kids, live by yourself, live with your spouse, live with any of your family or even your friend or friends, days can become stressful. Trying to fit everything you need to do in a day can be hard and more so when you need a break. But where do you find it?
Put Down Technology Sometimes.
This is a drain on mental health and is actually too much for the brain to process in the way we tend to use it on a daily basis. Cutting it out altogether probably won't work especially if we are on it quite a bit every single day. Work by cutting down on how much you use it. You will see that the time you spent online being "productive" can actually be spent being productive physically instead including socializing with other people face to face, getting in some exercise outside with nature, and even cleaning when it needs to be done.
Practice Mindfulness Daily.
Practicing mindfulness helps the mind and body both relax at the same time. Everything outside of yourself can be dulled when you need it to be. Step back from everything that is going on in the moment sometimes and reflect on what it is you need right in that moment. Do you need a calm sense of self? Are you angry and need to calm your nerves? Do you need to speak your mind but not sure exactly how to say it? Take a minute a few times in your day to assess how you truly feel deep down in your psyche and give yourself a calm, relaxed pep talk on anything that might be holding you back or making you feel bad or negative.
See That You Are a Small Piece Of The Whole Universe
Your just an ant on a mountain. Take time and give yourself some perspective on life. You're not the only one in this world. Look around there are others experiencing the same thoughts and feelings you are. They may not even be in your presence but they do exist. Think back on times when others were stressed out or overwhelmed in their lives and remember it's not, nor has it ever just been you who may be going through something at the moment.
Reach Out To The People Who Support You Positively.
There are some people we know who can be a good influence on us and there are most likely some people we know who are not such a good influence on us. When we are not centered we may tend to navigate towards the negative influences in our lives. You must, however, make sure to actively think about who would support you best in these times when you are not feeling your best and seek them out purposely. Let them know that you need to talk. It's the human condition to close up and pent-up our feelings when they become strong but this is not the right way. This is the perfect time to break down our walls and seek guidance and positive influence from others we trust and look up to.
Steal Away From Everyone.
Yes, sometimes, when we are surrounded by too many people for too long their emotions, vibes, and their general state of mind can get transferred to you. Sometimes we instead need to be completely on our own without others' invading our thoughts and actions. Take a walk, go sit by a lake, or even just write down how you're feeling to feel more calm and collected. If you can't do any of that go in a room in your home that only you can be in, even if that is a bathroom to get some space and a chance to clear your head.
Whatever you have to deal with in your hectic day make sure and take time here and there throughout your day to calm your mind and your body. You will feel so much better and look it too!