So, I mentioned to you guys Monday that we have moved in with my in-laws for a short time and while everything is going really well, there is definitely a bit of stress here and there. We are still trying to adjust to a little bit different of a schedule and for me personally, I’m working on keeping things running smoothly. Of course, no transition like this is going to be seamless, and that is hard for me. Piper is into everything here and I feel like I spend a good portion of my day saying NO or keeping her out of things she shouldn’t be in to. In short, I am a little stressed out right now so today I’m sharing 5 ways that I keep my stress at a manageable level.
1) Make sure you are taking time to just be every day. For me this is usually after I’ve put the girls to bed and there is nothing else left to do. I like watching a show or reading a book. Also, lucky for me, my in-laws have a hot tub and that’s been one of the ways I woo-sah at the end of the day. Another tip I have is to unplug. My phone is always blowing up with emails and I find that if I just shut it off or leave it in another room, I am instantly less frazzled.
2) Take time to treat yourself occasionally. Get your hair done, or get a pedicure. Take a long nap. Whatever it is that makes you feel good, do that. Make it a priority!
3) Have a routine. Like I said above, we are settling into our new routine, and in two months we will be doing it all over again. But in this situation, my first priority was settling into our “new routine”. It keeps me sane when I know what’s going to happen next. When you stick to a schedule during the day, it’s easier to manage when unexpected things happen. I don’t feel as overwhelmed when I go through the motions everyday.
4) Compartmentalize your stress. Right now, I’m stressed about finding a place, stressed about Addie’s schooling, this blog…the list goes on and on. I find that if I prioritize the things that are stressing me out, I can tackle them in a better way. If you’re stressing about something that isn’t necessarily a right now problem, move it to the think about this later compartment of your brain. I make lists on lists on lists. It helps me get the clutter out of my head and into a manageable order.
5) Get sleep. It’s seems simple, and it’s definitely easier said than done. I am sharing a bed with Addie right now, and thankfully it hasn’t been too bad for me but I still need help falling asleep. I usually take sleep aids to help me fall asleep, otherwise I lay there and think and worry and obsess over tomorrow. Though, one thing about sleep medicine is that I am groggy in the morning. I found out about RESCUE I was really excited to try it out. I replaced my regular sleep aid with it and actually feel much more rested and able to take on the day when I wake up. I use the RESCUE Sleep Liquid Melts and find that what they advertise is right on the money.
RESCUE promotes calmness, a better ability to handle stress and is homeopathic. There are no side effects and it isn’t habit forming like other sleep aids can be. I love that it doesn’t taste bad and just dissolves in your mouth so it’s not another pill you have to take.
All of these things are important for coping with normal everyday stress. Tell me below, what do you do to handle your stress? Also, check out this coupon for RESCUE products!
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