Do you ever find yourselves going through each day, feeling as though the entire world is literally on top of your shoulders?
It’s pushing you down further and further? And no matter what you have on your plate already, you somehow end up adding on more than you know you can handle.
That’s when the moment hits you. You’re at a point where you seem to have completely burned out?
Maybe the above is a slight exaggeration, but hopefully you all understand the point I am trying to make. Or should I say stress to you?
Whether you work full time, are currently going through your school years, or even nearing retirement, it can feel as though life is really getting the best of you at times. Am I right?
For some this may appear to be the norm and something you think you are able to handle, and to that I say, that is truly wonderful to hear, but for others, it can cause a flurry of emotions and confusion to take over and find a home within our minds.
These usually takes the form of stress, anxiety and worry for whatever is to come. I’d like to say it’s only an occassional occurance but that may not always be the case either.
That is not to say that they can’t be tamed.
The point is, no matter how you take and accept these issues, it’s important to remember that it is ok to take time out for yourself to gain your own peace of mind, however it is you do that.
For me I read a book or write what is going through my mind on my blog. It calms my mind and keeps me in high spirits when I need to get away from what is going on around me.
Ask yourself…what could you do right now to take yourself away from things and put yourself at ease?
‘You must make time daily to care for your mental, physical, spiritual and emotional health.’
Lailah Gifty Akita
Just as the quote highlights above, it’s more than important to allow yourself time out of your day, and out of your schedule to sit back, relax and just be.
Let yourself have that time. It’s not too much to ask.
Even if only ends up being only 5 minutes here and there to get your mind in order and take a quick breather, that’s completely OK!
Personally, this was something I struggled with for quite some time, but from my own experience of this, and how it made me feel deep down inside, I have taken a real stance for myself and to regain control for my own sanity.
With my full time job, the volunteer work I do on the side, my Social Media/Blog management, as well as taking on those extra little favours for friends, I found I really needed to cut back somewhere. Not forever, but just as long as I needed in order to find a more suitable balance to suit.
Letting go to begin with did prove very difficult, especially as what I had been doing previously was what I was used too, but the more I would do so, the easier it became and the happier I am feeling now as a result.
For the first time in what seems like forever, there is a real sense of freedom. It’s truly amazing. I feel unstoppable.
Never be afraid to cut back. Your Mental Health is one of the most important things in your life. Don’t compromise for anything or anyone.
Take time for you. It’s always ok!
What do you say?