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Taking One Day at a Time

 In Health, Self-care

When you are tired and stressed it can be hard to see the forest for the trees. Little niggles become larger than life and what you would have ignored previously has become the trigger to start world war 3. 

I know that it is easy to tell you to forget about it and move on. It isn’t made any easier when those around you seem to have it all together and you can barely make a sandwich without loosing it. So how do they do it?

Firstly take time out. Take the time to re-energise yourself. Whether that be by way of a massage, a walk on the beach, sitting in a park whatever makes you feel like the best version of yourself. Do that! It doesn’t need to cost you money.  The whole purpose of taking time out is to allow you to focus on the now.  Forget about what happened. Forget about what might happen and focus instead on what is happening. If you are sad, allow yourself time to feel sad. If you are angry do the same. What you must do though is move past it. Once you have had your cry, your run, your scream let it go. Don’t dwell on it. It is important to take your focus back.  Focus on what is directly in front of you. Do you need to go to work? If so, have a shower, put on your make up get dressed and go to work. Do you need to cook dinner? Whatever it is that you need to do, do it.  Once you have accomplished this, the issues that overwhelmed you won’t feel so big anymore.

Are you there yet?

Once you feel like you are starting to regain control practice these steps:

  • Stop Worrying

Decide to let go of issues and aggravations that have happened. You cannot do anything to change them. Choose to forgive yourself and focus on your future. You can’t change your past but you can work on your future!

  • Learn to Love Yourself

You are the best version of you. In the words of Dr Seuss “There is no-one alive who is youer than you”. So love yourself for that! Acknowledge your weaknesses and love your strengths. If you find this difficult each day write down 3 things that you love about yourself – it will feel odd at first but it will get easier and you will be surprised at how much it can fill you up!

  • One Day at A Time

Focus on the present. The present is the only point in time that you have control over so don’t worry about what has happened or what may happen. Focus purely on the now.

  • Take Control of Your Thinking

One aspect of life that we can control is our thoughts. We can talk ourselves into feeling angry, upset, jealous and we can also talk ourselves into feeling happy, excited, overjoyed. The internal conversations that we have with ourselves each day really control our we are feeling. So next time you are feeling stressed and frustrated think about the conversations you have been having with yourself.

  • Be grateful

Keep in mind that the more things that you express appreciation for, the more you will start to receive.

Remember if you want people to be kind to you –you need to be kind to them. This includes yourself!

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