When I was little, I didn’t have a care in the world. Life was simple, I appreciated each day in my own way, and I smiled at least once a day. Now that I’m older, I’ve learned… life can be a bitch, stress is real, and bills come every month like clockwork. Those 3 things alone can stress anyone out.
But there are ways you can de-stress without going through each day feeling exhausted, overworked, and beat down. Here are my methods to handling stress.
1 / MEDITATE
I remember one day I was watching Deepak Chopra, on the Oprah show, and thought.. does meditating really work? Well, I can be the first to tell you it does. Every morning, I close my eyes and meditate for 10 minutes while reciting encouraging messages to myself. It decreases the noise and relaxes me. When done, I’m always left with a great and calm mood.
2 / GET MORE SLEEP
I remember when I started this blog, I would write most of my articles at night after work. I completely burnt the candle at both ends. Doing that did nothing for my mood and eventually my writing suffered (I was stressed out when that happened). So now, I make it a point to get at least 8 hours a day. I deserve rest and relaxation and so do you.