Burnt Out? Let’s Talk Stress Management

Many of us get to a point in our lives when even the smallest tasks can feel like our greatest challenges. Essentially, you’re at wits-end and need some type of relief. So what do you do when you’ve taken on more than you can bear?

Whether it be financial worries, relationship problems, loss of loved ones, or maybe even a major life event (good or bad), stress can send us into an emotional and physical tizzy, which leaves us mentally overwhelmed. Have you ever stressed about being stressed??? I’ve been there before, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve scoured Google trying to figure out how to lower my stress and go back to baseline.

I tried yoga. That helped a little. I think I felt as one. Pretty sure…

I meditated and found myself tallying up all the things I needed to do that week and their impending deadlines (my impending doom). That didn’t work!

I did cardio to boost my endorphins (the ‘happy’ chemicals in your brain). Science says exercise definitely works. It does if you actually decide to do it.

These are just some of the stress remedies that are regularly told to us humans by other humans. I’ve got an idea though, and I’d like you all to tell me how it goes…

Go do something you love. Indulge in something that YOU know brings YOU joy. 

Everyone has their own idea of happiness, and the best way to counter all the stress that life throws at us is to ENJOY life in your own unique way. I’ve found that I feel least stressed out when I cook or rough-house with my St. Bernard or play in my make-up (never too old) or organize my closet or scroll through a ton of pictures on Pinterest or write for ITSF. Whatever it is that makes you happy, you need to do it. I’m not saying you should ignore all responsibilities; I’m saying you should incorporate happy moments into your schedule. Strike a balance, and I promise you that doing the things you have to do want feel like someone’s pulling teeth. What better time to start than on the weekend?!


Until next time, je m’en vais!


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