1- Learn to say “No”
It is one of the first words we learn, yet as we grow it becomes one of the hardest to say.
It took me ’til the lovely age of 21 to learn this properly, and even still I have trouble putting it into practice. I know we often have this “need” to be needed, to feel that we are valued, helpful and useful- but saying “yes” to everything rarely ever helps do anything other than making yourself more overwhelmed and less able to focus on what you really have to do. Even little things add up to be big things, so if you’re busy, under the weather or just plain unable to help, then make sure you practice saying “No”- gently of course.
Well, there you go! Congratulations! You have made it to the end of that long string of posts! …but hopefully this will help you to understand that feeling overwhelmed and stressed does not have to be a fixture of everyday life. I have learnt this the hard way, but I hope that these actions will help you manage your life in a way that is kinder to YOU. You deserve happiness and peace, and this is often hard to come by when stressful times arise.
Make sure you take care of yourself first and foremost, and then you will be able to take on the world!
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