“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes….. even you”-Unknown
We’ve all had those days where we want to just pack up and catch a one-way flight to a new life. Those days where getting up in the morning seems like a daunting task that we dread the night before. Those days when we want to turn our keys in and our badge at work and simply walk out and never return! There’s one simple explanation for this: OVERWHELM. However, there’s hope! What if I gave you a few tasks to implement into your daily lives that would help alleviate some of those feelings? Below I’ve listed “7 ways to keep going when you feel overwhelmed“..
- Make a List of Goals
This is one thing I firmly believe in! How in the world can you have any sense of direction when you don’t know what tasks need to be completed by when? You cant! Writing down monthly, weekly or even daily goals will drastically improve your sense of direction for the day and cut down on your chances of feeling overwhelmed.
2. Get Moving
Every single day you should be doing SOME type of physical activity. The endorphins produced by exercise can help to reduce stress and anxiety, boost mood, and improve your sleep. All of these things are needed to reduce feeling out of it. Try going for a walk, stretching, yoga, dance…. the options are endless!
3. Schedule Schedule Schedule
Make a schedule and stick to it! You should have some type of morning and evening schedule to help guide you throughout the day. Staying motivated doesn’t happen easily. We have to set our intentions and choose daily behaviors that will keep us on the right track! They provide a necessary structure that will keep us going, regardless of how we’re thinking or feeling on any given day – almost automating the difficult thing we have to do.
4. Take good care of yourself
Everyone has heard that eating proper foods for our bodies is necessary for us to be in tip-top shape! Let me be the first (or second) to tell you, it’s indeed true! Not only is eating healthy vital, making sure we take good care of our mental health is just as important. That means, trying to stay positive, getting rid of energy vampires! Listen to inspiring music. Stop listening to music that puts you in a bad mood, or that takes you down memory lane of some of trauma that has happened to you. It’s really that simple you guys. We often do more damage to our own selves than anyone else does to us!
5. Find your “why” in life.
Having a “why” is essential in life such as having a road map when traveling! ( or GPS, I know it’s 2020) Your “why” is simply your end goal or the reason you’re moving towards your goals and visions in life. Your “why” could be to become a millionaire or to simply retire your mother (that’s one of mine by the way) You’ll feel more invested and enthusiastic when you can see the benefits and the meaning of a task! Find your why and start being about the business of getting there.
6. Find or follow mentors
Whatever we are on the pursuit of in life, someone has already been there and done that. More times than not, there are resources to follow in their path whether it be books, videos or maybe you know this person personally. Reach out and ask them to help guide you along your path. When you make it you never know who might come to you for you to return the favor.
7. Stop and breathe
Sometimes we put too much pressure on ourselves and that causes burnout. Just stop, take a minute and breathe. Don’t think of any tasks that need to be completed or how your kids are screaming in the background. Just simply breathe in through your nose and breathe out through your mouth. Count to 20 and revisit your task. We have to be more gentle with ourselves and know that everything we are in a rush to do will be right there when we return ♥