Ever feel that 24 hours is not enough for the day ? Feel that there is so much to do that you do not have enough time to complete everything ? It is quite common nowadays expectations of us is high, be it at work or at home.
When your life gets crazy, you need to put yourself first to maintain your mental health.
Maybe these six tips can help keep yourself organized and a clear mind :
1. Make sure you save some time for yourself
Note that no matter how busy you are, you must carve out some time for yourself every day.
Everyone has their own activities that help them relax. Find something that you find relaxing. Do you feel pampered with a long, warm bubble bath? Listening to a piece of your favorite music? Whatever it is, find something that you enjoy, take deep breaths and relax.
Give yourself this time to relax and enjoy these moments to allow your body, mind and soul to recharge itself so that you are productive when you return to complete the rest of the tasks.
2. Stay organized
Your life can be much easier if you maintain good organization. You will save time and gain a feeling of control over your circumstances. This time allows you the opportunity to spend moments for yourself to rejuvenate your energy and thoughts.
Before you start your day, create a to-do list for the day. Rank the items from the most important to the least important, most urgent to the least urgent. Start with the most urgent and important one first. At the end of the day, you walk away with the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you used your time in the most effective way possible.
3. Take a deep breath
If you find that stress is catching on you, stay cool and calm, take a step back, take a deep breath and count to ten slowly. This will allow you time to clear your mind and decide on the most effective and appropriate response.
When you learn to focus on your breath, you’ll likely discover that your breathing is shallow during stressful situations. Learn to breathe deeply from your belly to feel a greater sense of peace in the midst of the storms of your life.
Mediation is a great way to calm your mind and regain focus when things seem to go out of control. Purge all thoughts from your mind and reorganize your thoughts.
5. Regular exercise
A moderate amount of exercise each day is all you need to improve your fitness. Getting through our busy days not only requires a strong mental health, it requires physical stamina as well. Find a exercise that you enjoy; be it a stroll in the park, slow jog, yoga, or a game of football with your children.
A walk or jog in the park, for example can get your mind off the many tasks you have on hand. Pay attention to the sights and sounds of your natural surroundings and the peace of the environment.
6. Take one step at a time
Life often requires you to juggle many different situations at once. It’s overwhelming if you try to think of each one of those things at the same time.
Focus on one task at a time and work at the task until it’s complete. Then move on to the next task. If you keep putting one foot in front of the other, everything on your to-do list will eventually get accomplished.
Remember that you’re not alone. If you need to talk to someone else about your busy life, reach out to positive people in your life who truly care about you. Sometimes, just talking may help you to clear your mind of everything.
Enjoy the peace you deserve today !