All posts tagged: stop feeling stressed

How to stop feeling stressed & overwhelmed

Feeling stressed? Feeling overwhelmed? Stop fretting. Everything’s going to turn out okay. Life isn’t meant to be complicated. When things turn complicated, it’s your sign to let go of whatever’s keeping you from peace. Remember that living is really simple. Living is about being and loving. Let go To stop feeling stressed and overwhelmed, let go of your need to be perfect. Let go of your need to impress. Let go of things in your schedule that are not helping you feel a sense of balance. Be Being nothing other than who you are at this moment, without any changes. Show up and you’ll become better at all the things that you want to get better at. There’s power in showing up fragile and imperfect. Love When you’ve got lots of things going on, return to love. Every day, every moment is a new chance to love. The world needs all types of love: peaceful love, forgive-full love, healing love, happy love. Love in whatever ways you can. See? I told you. Everything is going …

Stop causing your own stress. Seriously. Stop.

Self-caused stress is the leading cause of tense shoulders and trouble falling asleep. This is true for me. Are you causing your own stress, too? I had a major realization the week before I visited my family in Oklahoma this last week of November. If I was stressed before I left for a week of vacation, it was because I was causing my own darn stress. You’re probably thinking: well, life IS supposed to be stressful. *Cue in the sound effect of a wrong-answer buzzer*. No, life doesn’t have to be stressful all of the time.  In reflection, I realized that there are strategies I can use to be less stressed. If you ever find yourself in the same patterns of behavior that bring unnecessary stress, below are 3 strategies you can use to find a sense of peace 🕊️ and calm as you tackle your day-to-day, to-do lists. 1. give yourself enough time to do what’s important In other words, stop putting things off till the end. Become diligent and disciplined when it comes …

One Tip to Stop Feeling Stressed

A while back I shared on this blog how I put my master’s degree on hold because I was exhausted from my full-time job and taking evening and weekend classes at university. I felt stressed and overwhelmed everyday–even on the weekends. I didn’t prioritize scheduling in time to simply relax. What I needed the most from that place of stress and overwhelm from meeting deadlines was balance. I needed a time in my day and week when I was not expected to turn in anything, when the world didn’t expect anything from me. So I decided to stop taking the classes. This decision was probably one of the hardest I had to make because everyone around me seemed to support the idea that I should continue taking them. When I checked in with myself and was honest about how I was feeling, I started to make the word balance a priority. As a result, I felt less stressed throughout the week. Make Balance a Priority The first step to stop feeling stressed is to make …