This is a collaborative post.
There’s no denying that the world we live in is one that moves at a breakneck speed. It often feels like there simply aren’t enough hours in the day in order to get everything done and no matter what you’re always playing catch up. This, unsurprisingly, can be the source of a lot of stress for many people. Far too often people end up just trying to power through it which ends up taking a pretty heavy toll on them. The truth is that pushing yourself too hard can have some serious repercussions and it’s essential that you learn how to dial back your stress levels. Here are just a few things that you can try when you feel like you’re at the end of your tether.
One of the biggest problems that a lot of people have that causes them to feel overwhelmed is that they simply don’t plan their time carefully enough. They try and wing it and end up getting completely overwhelmed by everything that they have to do. By planning your time and learning to prioritize tasks in your life you’re going to be able to not only make more time for yourself but also figure out which things aren’t really worth the effort of worrying about them. It’s all too easy to assume that everything is essential until you step back and look at it clearly.
Far too often, many of us end up feeling like we should only really be paying attention to the other people around us and to focus on ourselves in any way is somehow selfish and wrong. The truth is that if you never think of yourself then it’s going to end up being pretty damaging to your mental wellbeing. From spa days to CBD oil to just sitting down for some alone time, there are plenty of different ways that you can start to take at least some of the stress of your shoulders. Otherwise, you’re just going to run yourself into the ground.
Learn to say no
If someone asks for a favour, it’s easy to say yes. After all, you’re happy to help! But what happens when that favor turns into ten and into twenty? After a while, you reach the point where you simply can’t take any more on and yet so many of us try anyway. The truth is that there’s nothing wrong with having to say to no people. Whether it’s overtime at work, socializing, or even something as simple as needing a break from the kids every so often. Being able to learn to say no is one of the best things that anyone can do.
Far too often, many of us act as though being able to just put up with stress and fight through it is some kind of sign of virtue. However, the reality is that needing to step back from things is incredibly important. It’s also just as important to learn when to ask those around you for help so that you don’t spend your time carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders.