3. Read. I know this is basic but for people like me, this is a hard hobby to tackle. It takes focus and sometimes I just don’t have a lot of that. It also takes remembering things like “grab a book! put down your phone!” and sometimes I suck at remembering things. However, reading is so therapeutic to me as it allows my mind to go to a different place and forget about any of the “real” stuff happening in my life.
4. Plan. Without writing things down, I would go nuts. Like real nuts. My brain does not do a good job of keeping a lot of things up there and my anxiety does not go well when I feel like I am swimming in pools of things to do. I have learned that using a planner daily to write down my hourly schedule along with my complete list of to-do’s makes me feel so much lighter on my feet and happier in my head. Spending a few minutes every morning to get a handle on the day goes a long way for my sanity. If you are feeling like you can’t get a grasp on it all, write it down.
5. Just Be. This is probably the hardest yet most simple one on the list. These days we are brainwashed to believe that if we are simply just sitting down doing absolutely nothing, we are wasting precious time. We think we always have to be doing something when in reality, we we would be a lot better off if we all just did nothing from time to time. I encourage you to grab your favorite cup of tea sometime this weekend and spend 20 minutes doing nothing but drinking it. Pay attention to the sounds of your house, sit outside and enjoy the birds flying by, just be connected to your thoughts and your surroundings. It’s a powerful thing to just be.
How do you find the calm during your crazy? I’d love to hear other nuggets of how you chill out.
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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.