It’s no secret that our lives can get pretty hectic and busy, meaning we overwork ourselves, leaving us feeling stressed and overwhelmed. With that being said, it’s important we take care of our well-being so that we don’t get to a point where we are burnt out, especially since a lot of us are going to school or working.
Spend Time Connecting with Others
There’s so much more to life than just working. Spend time with your friends and family, meet new people, make fun memories. While taking some time to relax alone is an important part of self-care, connecting with others is super important too. Socializing and spending time with loved ones can improve and lighten your mood, especially if you've been feeling overwhelmed with work.
Move Your Body
When we move our bodies, we produce endorphins - chemicals in our body that relieves us of pain and stress, and uplifting our moves. Find an activity you enjoy doing, whether it be running, yoga, weight-lifting, and dedicate some time every week to it. On top of that, being active improves our health overall!
Make Time for Hobbies
What makes you happy? If you’re anything like me, maybe you love to cook and bake. Or maybe you enjoy painting. Whatever it is, try to make time for it during your week. Dedicating time to doing something you enjoy outside of your everyday work routine is so beneficial for our well-being.
Allow Yourself to Feel
Life does get frustrating and stressful at times, and that’s okay! It’s important to be realistic, and remember that your emotions are valid. Acknowledge how you’re feeling, instead of just ignoring and bottling them up. If we don’t allow ourselves to feel, and try to run away from our emotions, they’re bound to catch up eventually, and only make things more difficult in the end.
Keep a Journal
With that being said, a great way to process our thoughts and feelings is through journaling. Keeping a journal is a great way to take care of your well-being. Write about your day, and how certain aspects made you feel. Write about both the good and bad, about what you're thankful for, but also anything that may have bothered you.
Hopefully these tips can help you feel less stressed and overwhelmed, and allow you to take care of your well-being!