Last week on Thursday, I had an unusual experience. I woke up early as I normally do. I was full of positive energy, big smiles and feeling oh so good; I even shared on my Instagram. Hours later, all my plans started to take a different turn. I got super messy, and things got crazy to a point I had a meltdown. What I could not understand was why things were working against me. It was a stressful day, and I knew if I continued with what I was doing, things would get even messier. So, I forced myself to step back.
This scenario reminded me that, no matter how much we want to stay positive and be happy, we do not always have control of everything that occurs in our lives. However, we can learn how to control our approach to such situations and look for ways that can help us experience happiness. Below are some of the things I try whenever I’m going through a stressful day
Take a deep breath
This one is my favourite habit whenever I’m going through a stressful day. Although, once in a while, I do feel like I have a stone lying between my tight chest. Taking deep breaths help me feel calmer and more relaxed. It also helps in reducing the tension between my chest, and my shoulders tend to feel lighter.
Allow yourself to be emotional
I’m that kind of person who gets easily emotional. I think when I allow myself to be emotional, I feel more like a human. Whenever I struggle with letting it all out, I feel more pressure which sometimes leads to no good.
Be gentle with yourself
It’s hard to remember to be gentle with myself when I am going through a bad day. Something to keep in mind in such situations is that it is just a bad day. Focusing on the positive things and reminding myself how great of a woman I am and the things I have achieved. It helps in keeping stress from overtaking my body and mind.
Step back and reduce negative thoughts
It doesn’t cause any harm by stepping back once in a while from all the craziness around us and reduce negative thoughts. It is easy to get blown up and lose sight when feeling stressed out. I appreciate this kind of moments as they help me worry less about life and all the daily duties I have. Instead, I choose to focus on taking care of myself while also re-charging for another new and fresh day. Besides, I love biking around in the city. It helps reduce stress.
So, there you have it. A few of the things that help me deal with a stressful day. Would love to hear your thoughts and how you deal with such days.
As always, Thank you so much for reading.
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