"Stress" is a relative term as it relates to our life. Contrary to the popular phrase I'm too blessed to be stressed, we are often stressed-out more than we are aware of because it becomes a constant state of being. Stress leads to burnout, and the best prevention for burnout is self-awareness and taking action to de-stress regularly.
At some point in our lives, we morph from carefree children to stress-filled adults - adults who have expectations and demands that pull them every-which-way. It is not always possible or practical to completely remove yourself from every stressful situation, but there is always hope to build coping skills that diminish the impact that stress has on your life.
Each of us lives a unique life filled with unique experiences, so our stress relief needs are going to be unique as well. Here's how to craft your own tailor-made de-stress plan:
Identify what causes your stress- What is the culprit robbing you of your peace? Is it a person, an activity, or an...
Do you put a lot of value on outcomes and achievements? If you do, you may have a difficult time understanding the benefits of down time.
High achievers tend toward seeing down time as being too unproductive, or a literal "waste of time."
I assure you, it's not. In fact, it is a requirement to avoid burnout and fatigue.
Down time is designed to get you out of the fast-lane of life and onto the country back road. Down time allows you to experience the things you work so hard for, such as your family, your hobbies, your environment, and expressing your true self. Each day that you are working or focused on responsibilities, you can't fully be in the moment with those you are working for: yourself and your family. What's the point of all that work if you...