Schedule is packed. To do list is long. Brain feels ready to implode. You are on your 4th cup of coffee and waiting for your energy to kick in because there is no end in sight. I’ve been there. While I try my hardest to avoid being in this place, it still happens from time to time. These are three simple ways you can regain control.
1.Turn off social media for a week.
Whenever I am dealing with some hard feelings, I have found that my first instinct is to scroll on my phone more. A terrible habit that brings nothing but more clutter to my brain and heart. Do it. Rip the bandaid. Just for a week. You will be amazed at how much more clear your head feels, I promise.
2. Wake up 20 minutes earlier than you usually do.
20 more minutes of sleep is not going to be make you feel any less tired. But what will make you feel better is getting up (DON’T LOOK AT YOUR PHONE) to do something that will help set up your day successfully. Here are some things you could try:
Meditate for 5 minutes
Do some stretches and deep breathing
Write a few things you are thankful for
Mind dump all your random thoughts and feelings onto a blank page
Look at your schedule for the day and prepare yourself mentally. What 3 things MUST you get done today? Put those on a post it where you can see it all day. Intention is everything.
3. Pick something to say NO to today.
Other people will be demanding your time until the end of days, that will never ever ever change. The best thing you can do to protect yourself is to practice saying NO. It is a muscle that you just have to get used to using. It will feel weak as hell at first but let me tell you, it will get stronger. And eventually it will empower you. Be ruthless.