Handling Stress In Between your Massage Appointments
Getting a massage can distract you from many of your worries, but you can’t live at the spa indefinitely. At some point, you’re going to have to return to the responsibilities of your life. This can seem like a daunting task for those who have too much on their plate to deal with, but there are definitely ways to take control of your life and reduce and/or eliminate the stress.
Eliminate the unnecessary commitments from your life
Sometimes, we just want to please everyone in our lives by making promises and scheduling time for them. However, that may leave you with no time at all to take care of your own needs. Take the time to prioritize the most important meetings and work your way down the line. You may feel a little guilty having to break off engagements that you’ve made, but you’ll have more time to focus on yourself and your needs. One trick is to write down your own name in slots in your day timer or calendar before you book it with another activity.
Try not to allow things to pile up on you and thereby make things worse for yourself. It can be good to take a ‘breather’ once in a while, but don’t take so many to the point where you can’t handle your affairs efficiently. Refrain from putting things off until the last minute, or else you won’t complete them effectively.
Having clutter can make it more difficult for you to sort out what is most important. Visual clutter can increase the stress you experience and may even make you want to procrastinate more in dealing with your affairs. Spending a few minutes each day taking care of paperwork and keeping your home neat can make all the difference in the world.
Those energy drinks and coffee may give you the boost you need for the day, but you’re going to crash eventually and end up feeling even more tired than before. Spend time making healthy meals that will provide you with the energy you need for the day and keep you feeling fuller for much longer. Experiencing an energy crash in the middle of the day can severely affect your work and ability to enjoy a full day.
Taking care of yourself and your physical and mental health can improve your chances of dealing with stress in an effective manner. Don’t compound the problem of stress by believing the stress factors will go away magically. Take the initiative to deal with them before they become too much for you to deal with. Your mental health is paramount in your day to day living, and shouldn’t be ignored.