“Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” ~
We’ve all had moments when life’s demands left us feeling stressed and scattered. In these moments, it’s helpful to have some simple tools to help us gain composure and come back to our center.
Whether it is family, work, personal stresses and all of the additional stress we put on ourselves by our MINDS we are becoming increasingly anxiety ridden and drained at the end of the day with nothing left to give. I am guilty the last couple of months of NOT taking care of myself. I am suppose to practice what I preach…. right?? Sometimes those that push and do for everyone else, try to take on everything and do not ask for help and keep adding additional hay to the fork are the ones that will start to be affected physically and mentally.
I am going to share some of the tools that I have used to try to become centered again and to aid in the overwhelming and sometimes paralyzing feelings:
1. Prioritize – write a list of what absolutely must get done and push the things not as important to the side and get to them when you can. (For me I try to do everything right then and if I can’t I compromise my sleep and meals—DO NOT DO THIS)
2. Do not run to your phone every time you hear a notification—there has been many times my phone is going off and I feel like I must check it right that very second. You do not have to do that…….make time (buffer time) to answer texts, social media etc. and set boundaries for family and social time (like not checking phone after a certain time at night or being IN the NOW when being social with friends and family.
3. Affirmations-— this has helped me tremendously. Constant reminders to myself that I repeat over and over again . You may spend 30 sec or 5 min to practice this. For me I have often times repeated “I am capable” over and over again. It helps to center my thoughts and gets me focused.
4. Get a workout in— the last couple of weeks has left me so stressed that I feel like I have no time to workout. But, these are all excuses I give myself. I can find time if I truly wanted to. And in all honestly working up a sweat actually helps to keep me balanced and positive….so why NOT make the time? Even if it is a quick 30 min workout it is better than NO workout.
Hope you all can take these tips and apply them to your life.
Thank you so much for reading!
Owner of Felicia Romero’s Fit Method