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We are sometimes so absorbed trying to do a good job or make a lasting impression that we forget to take time to check in with ourselves, relax and wear our best selves.
But instead of simply complaining about it, we decided to take action and find ways to deal with it, like a boss babe.
Here are our top 5 stress-breaking rules for everyday life:
Rule #1: Focus inward
Meditation is a broad term that is oftentimes unhelpful until broken down into smaller levels of intention. The first thing you want to do is become aware of your breath by deeply breathing in and out. You can even say these words to yourself as you inhale and exhale: in and out.
Intentional breathing helps ensure that your body is getting enough oxygen, while keeping you physically grounded and in the present moment. That thirty page document due on your boss’s desk by the end of the week becomes trivial when you have completely shifted your focus from external matters to your internal self.
Take this moment to really check in with yourself. You will begin to notice positive changes in your daily interactions with those around you.
Rule #2: Make an effort to unplug
Turn off all electronics and really focus on bringing your positive energy into the mix. Life, at its best, is happening right in front of you, and practicing gratitude can do wonders, eliminating stress and anxiety.
Powering down allows you to create your own reality, rather than allowing stress to consume you.
Often times, we are so tapped into technology that we become FOMO (fear of missing out) dependent, succumbing to the inevitable addiction to social media, rather than creating a social presence.
Rule #3: Get up and going
Physical activity is meditation in motion. Become active and focus on your body's movements. This will help you concentrate, increase your energy levels and fuel your optimism.
If you're not able to squeeze a quick workout session during your workday, how about a nice walk outside? Become one with nature and make it a point to experience and enjoy your surroundings.
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Rule #4: Drink something soothing
If you can’t seem to get out of the office, out of other daily commitments such as school, or even away from your desk, you can definitely make a warm cup of herbal tea to soothe your worries.
Here’s a quick list of teas to choose from:
Rule #5: Talk it out. Write it out
There’s nothing wrong with going back to basics. Talking and writing out your thoughts and emotions are a great way to express yourself, while sorting through your areas of discomfort, clarifying any issues taking a toll on your mental state.
By getting those worries and tension out of your system, you begin a cleansing process where a powerful sense of relief takes over, making you feel calmer about the issues that are consuming you.
If no one is available to talk, you may want to consider journaling. There are thousands of people who keep a daily journal handy in case they need to release their stress-creating thoughts.