Summer 2017, De-Stress and Breathe.
Hey, guys! Who is currently drowning in the mid-July summer heat and just generally feeling drowsy and lazy from Monday to Friday? Today I'd like to talk about something different. For all of you young working professionals out there more specifically. Ever get the feeling that you're just so overwhelmed with life and everything else? Like you are just so emotionally drained and so done with life that you just wanna ask "what is the point of all of it?"
Alright, before you think I'm going full dark and emo, let me give you a scenario: You have graduated from Uni more than a year or so since then you have been so consumed with work and establishing your supposed ideal life to the point that you feel like suffocating. The crazy thing is you happen to like your job a lot, it's not like you are dissatisfied with your job and your current social position. It's just that between trying to impress your boss and making such an effort to take up more and more responsibilities, you somehow lost your passion along the way.
Having to balance work and personal life is no easy task. As I've been feeling stressed from work lately. I've decided to do a blog post on how to reduce stress and anxiety caused by work and the everyday busy lifestyle we all have.I'm certainly no expert on this, however, it has come to my attention that many young people are constantly feeling stressed and depressed from all kinds of social situations. It's mind-boggling how often we experience stress and it is unknowingly damaging our mental and physical health.
Turn everything off. And I mean everything.
The world is vying for your attention and feeding you all these instant news and latest updates, and all of it entering your brain needs processing. If you don't take your time to sort your thoughts out and process everything, it could lead to an increased stress response.
Personally, I've come to love not responding text messages after work. I find it so much better after an exhausting day at work you stop texting people and stop responding messages. Now it doesn't necessarily mean that you have to turn off your phone. You can still go on Twitter or check Instagram. I'm saying you can try and stop feeling obligated to have to text your friends and coworkers constantly and focus on YOU for once. Listen to yourself, It's after work, you do YOU want to do, how do you feel? How are you today?
Once you start listening to your heart and regularly process your feelings and thoughts, not only can you get to know yourself more, you will also start feeling better.
Give yourself a vacation, escape!
I used to be one of those people that kept saying I'm just too busy to go on vacation and trips. Throwback to when I first started working. I was that ambitious, work always comes first kind of girl. I was so hell-bent on proving my self and getting my boss's validation, I didn't even notice I was losing my physical and mental health along the way. And the thought of having a few days off or going on a vacation was not even something I would consider doing.
It took me a while to realize that no matter how busy you are or how passionate you feel about your job/work, you NEED to find time to relax and travel. Because even if you love your job, doing the same thing over and over again on a daily basis will still make you numb and tired, if you don't go out there to try new things and rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul, pretty soon you will start to complain about how your life is boring and you are stuck in a rut.
Start scheduling your next vacation and start booking your flights is a good way to make sure you don't cancel them at the last minute. Even if you are super busy and swamped with work, go on a spa retreat for a day or two is also an excellent way to de-stress.
Watch a movie, indulge in popcorn!
Keep a journal or blog!
However, I feel like ever since I started this little space of my own, not only can I document my life and use it as a place to express myself, I can also share my thoughts and problems with people that are potentially going through the same thing as I am. It is kind of therapeutic.
❥Wearing: Bikini from Forever21