Today is a New Day

It’s no lie that most of us live for the weekend. Friday 5pm is the happiest time for most of us. No more work. No more emails to reply to. No more meetings. No more deadlines. We run out the office like it’s the last day of school before summer vacation. I am one of those people. I count down the seconds until I can turn off my computer and I’m for the next two days and let’s not even talk about a 3 day weekend. Free to do what I want and no one to answer to. I drive home with the windows down, wind in my hair and my music up as I sing all the way home.

I kick in the door (not literally lol) and its time to kick my feet up and unwind. And I do just that. I have myself a little snack and some juice or water and think about how I’m going to spend my week. If I’m lucky the only thing on the agenda is running a couple of errands and going to the gym. This is what I call a perfect weekend. But reality sets in. I realize there are so many things that I didn’t get during the week and I have to get them done over the weekend. The days that I dreamed of, of sitting around the house in a robe binge watching TV are all but a distant dream.

I spend my weekend running around like a chicken with my head cut off. Doing this and doing that. Helping this person and meeting someone else for who knows what. Most weekend I’m lucky if I get 3 meals a day in. Running back and forth, not to mention the cleaning and laundry makes me feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day. By Sunday afternoon I am so tired that all I want is a nap. But there is still more to do.

Then Sunday night rolls around and we become haunted by the thought of Monday morning and going back to the hustle and bustle of the work world. All while thinking where did our weekend go?  What happened to the wonderful plan of doing nothing? What happened to binge watching? Where did I go wrong?

With so much going on and constantly feeling like we are being pulled in every direction by everyone it’s easy to let stress take over and feel overwhelmed. It’s easy to fall victim to the feelings of stress and wanting to shut everyone out, but here are some tips to conquer those feelings and be victorious:

13 Ways to Beat Stress

  1. Wake up early
  2. Create a soothing space
  3. Clean out a junk drawer
  4. Visualize stressful thoughts
  5. Watch something funny
  6. Start a hobby
  7. Pick up a physical hobby
  8. Clench your muscles
  9. Take a deep breath
  10. Write a mental thank you note
  11. Feel pressure points
  12. Smell the roses
  13. Sing your heart out
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