4 ways to destress | Confidence & Self Love

If you believe Forrest Gump,  you believe that box is like a box of chocolates, so you never know what you're going to get. But that also means that it welcomes in the unpredictability that life so often has to bring. That can be stressful. You have enough on your plate, How do you handle it all?  No worries. As long as you keep reading your understand a few of my most important tips for distressing 4 different ways. With these tips you can handle life's curveballs a with a little more ease.

Unplug Your Life

Unplug from all electronic devices at least an hour before bed. Not only will it allow your eyes some relief but allow your brain to kind of cool down slowly. It's not an abrupt detachment from Electronics right before you go to bed. Nor do  you fall asleep staring at a screen. Give your brain a break and stop focusing on the electronics. Focus on you. The same principle applies for when you wake up. For the first 15 minutes of my morning, I'm in the complete darkness. I get up stretch, get on my couch drinking my water all in the dark without electronics. There are a peace and a calm that enters my body that starts my day off with a more centered focus. It's a great way to start the day.

Read it out

Now that you have unplugged at the beginning and the end of your day, try reading a bit more. It forces focus and attention in a way that sometimes technology affords us the luxury of not having. Figure out your favorite two genres and explore them I love autobiographies and business starter books. The entrepreneurial mindset is something that I always focus on because it interests me. You might like Thrillers or fan fiction or you may just be dusting off your twilight. No judgment.

Embrace no

This is definitely a hard one for me but it's a must. A lot of our stress comes from our inability to stick to no. It's a no but I'll get to it.  Maybe it's not a no-it-all. It's a yes I'll work it out, I'll make it work. Put yourself first. Prioritize your stress level being low over being afraid to say no to an opportunity or to someone's request . Only say yes when it's necessary. Put things at a later date if you feel that you just can't say no. It allows you to time to recoup, recover and face the task with a full head of focus. But don't push yourself to put more on you then you can honestly take. It doesn't help you or the person that you're doing it for.

Stretch it out, Breathe it out

Maybe it's because I've spent a good chunk of my life as a classically trained singer. I know the importance of a good stretch and a good breathing technique in the morning. I'm refiguring my own health and my own standards, knowing that stretching has enabled me to embrace a healthier me but it's a must. I suggest you to do the same. Stretch in the morning and just sit there in stillness for 5 minutes.  Just breathe. You'll be surprised at how come you feel be surprised how great you feel at the end of it. It's just about clearing your head and focusing on the now.

I don't know how you distress but if you're looking for more ways these four are definitely a good place to start. Which one stands out to you? And which one are you going to try today? Let me know in the comments below


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