Unfortunately stress is a natural part of life. Wouldn’t life be amazing without it? Once I figure out how to live life without it, I’ll be sure to let you know 😉 Over the years I’ve realized that stress can really affect me. I actually grind my teeth at night sometimes from stress. How terrible is that!? From the outside it may seem that I’m not stressed, but in reality of course I’m stressed.
Some days are more stressful than others. Monday is high on my list as the most stressful day of the week, while Saturday seems to be my least stressful day of the week. You would think since my work schedule is non traditional that this wouldn’t be the case. I try to take off at least one complete day during the week, and that day is usually Saturday, hence my least stressful day.
The more projects and responsibilities I take on, the more stressed I become. I’m one of those people who loves signing the deal for a project, but I continuously stress out until the project is complete. I like to get things done right away, and with the reality of everything I’m juggling right now it’s simply not possible. I end up being one of those last minute people, who’s frantically tying everything up right before a deadline.
I thought I would share some ways in which I am currently dealing with stress, and what has been working for me. I would also love to know what’s working for you, so feel free to leave your regime/remedy in the comments below!
- Get Help- It wasn’t until a couple of months ago that I got help with Noah. My sister now watches him during the day on Monday and Wednesday which has been a complete lifesaver. It’s been so nice to have times when I can focus completely on work, and then other times when I can focus completely on Noah. Being a complete control freak is what delayed this process for me, but once I took the leap I wish I would have done it sooner.
- Schedule Designated Time Off- This might seem like a no-brainer for most people, especially those who work a typical 9-5 job, but for those who own their own business this will really hit home. It’s so easy to work late into the night or on the weekends when you’re setting your own hours, but it’s so important to schedule dedicated time off. I try to always schedule one day completely off a week. Of course I will post to Instagram, but I plan the posts ahead of time!
- Get Outdoors- This is so much easier now that the weather has cooled off in Austin. We’ve been taking family hiking trips to the GreenBelt lately in the mornings, and it’s been a great way to start our day. Other days when I’m at home with Noah I put him in the stroller and we get out on a walk. A long walk in nature can do great things for your mind.
- Schedule “Me Time”- Schedule designated time to do something you want to do. This is huge if you’re a mom! Do something for yourself that you love to do. Whether that is getting a massage, a pedicure, attending a work out class, or just grabbing happy hour with friends.
- Try Natural Products- Have you given Rescue Products a try? They have a variety of natural stress and anxiety reducing products that are amazing! I remember trying them after I graduated college during an interview, and they were so helpful. I used to get major anxiety during interviews. Now I use them when my tension or stress is high, and I need to just chill out. I keep the Pastilles in my purse so I have them when I’m out and about. They make gummies and spray, and the gummies are delicious! They also make great sleep products with melatonin if you’re looking for a natural remedy for getting better sleep. You can find out where to pick up Bach Rescue Products HERE.
Have any other great tips that you would like to share? Don’t forget to leave them in the comments below. Thanks so much for stopping by friends. Cheers to a stress-free day 😉
Thanks to Rescue Remedy to sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.