Every single day. You're feeling overworked. Busy. Running out the door. Looking for your phone/keys. Leave your lunch on the kitchen counter. Work all day. Trudge home in traffic. Grab a glass of wine. Make dinner. Cuddle on the couch. Netflix. Go to bed and do it all over again.
That's what my day looked like for years.
And I will never forget what my mom said to me one day a few years back. She said, "You have to slow down or else you're going to burn out." And she was right. And of course, like the stubborn gal I am, I didn't listen. And I burnt the fuck out and for so many years, wore busy as a badge of honor.
While my schedule may look a whole hell of a lot different than it did then, I still lead a busy life. And what I've learned along the way is the importance to find ways to slow down and find some grounding amidst the busy. Because, let's be honest, life isn't mean to be lived running around like a chicken with your head cut off, am I right?
Ready to destress and take away the overwhelm?
Here are some things you can start incorporating into your life right now, girlfriend!
START EACH DAY WITH A WORKOUT
Getting your body moving is the freaking BEST thing you can do to de-stress and start your day off on a beautiful foot! I used to use the "I don't have time" excuse all the time but as soon as I started my at home workouts and was rocking out 30 minutes or less for my whole day for a workout, it became a non-negotiable and all my excuses were busted at the door. I chat about some of my favorite go-tos here!
Wake up 30 minutes earlier. And freaking GET IT IN. Your body, mind and soul will thank you.
Even amidst a crazy schedule, there are so many opportunities to be mindful. To show up for our lives with intention.
Look deep within and figure out what is important to you.
Decide to live your life on purpose in every way that you CAN. And commit to showing up as the woman you KNOW you were put on this earth to be.
Not sure where to start? Download your FREE copy of 5 Steps to A Mindful Life for a deeper look into how to implement this into your daily life!
GO FOR A WALK
There's a reason all great creatives/writers/thinkers have a daily walk as part of their routine. Being outside gives us a break from being at our computers. A way for us to unplug and just BE.
Bonus? If you have a pup like I do, it's super awesome bonding time and they'll love you forever.
LAUGH YOUR BOOTY OFF
Call your gal pal that always makes you laugh so hard you pee a little.
Throw yourself a dance party with your dog in the kitchen while making dinner.
JUST LAUGH. It's an immediate reminder not to take life So seriously and to soak in the present. (And it helps you make faces like this!)
UNPLUG FROM YOUR PHONE
Turn it off an hour before bed and leave it off for the first hour in the morning too. Or at least put it on airplane mode.
We spend so many hours staying constantly connected and it's causing more and more stress to our nervous system and our brain. Soak in that unplugged time and you'll feel less stressed in no time.
(and yes, girl, those emails CAN wait until work hours. And you're not gonna miss anything important on Instagram, I promise.)
What's something you're committing to to start YOUR journey to a less stressed life?
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Cheers to living a more intentional and grounded life! You deserve it, babe.
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