Get You A Therapist
Hey ladies, how are you doing? So I wanted to come in really quick and share 5 Tips on How To Reduce & Manage Your Stress. You guys know, I don’t want to say the word suffer or anything like that, but I deal with it, and I’m managing my anxiety and my depression. Some days are better than others and I will say definitely in these times, especially what we’re dealing with. I’m very open about me seeing a therapist. I’m not shy about talking about it. A lot of people were very receptive and really expressed in the comments, how they used to see a therapist or seeing a therapist.
Before I found my Therapist, my employer and most others have EAP. EAP will give you about two or three visits in the beginning just to kind of get yourself acclimated with someone. After that, your insurance will definitely kick in if all goes well. I want to share some things with you, that don’t require a therapist or any type of assistance. There are some things that you can do on your own, that can help you reduce your stress. I’m going to share with you some things that I wasn’t aware of and my therapist shared with me. So I’m giving you some of the goods.
5 Tips on How To Reduce & Manage Your Stress
Tip #1: Journaling
Journal. Now you guys know, I talk about how many journals I have and if I mess up in one, I don’t want to write that one. I am a paper freak. Journaling is really good. it helps you. When I first started Journaling, I didn’t like it. Now I don’t journal as much as I should. You don’t have to fill the page up, you can write a line or two, or whatever hits you at that moment. Be kind to yourself when journaling. You can write a few words in the morning or night. There are no rules to this. The goal is to release everything from your mind, body, and soul.
Tip #2: Meditate
Meditate. Now I struggle with meditating. I daydream a lot and that’s not a form of meditation. I need to ask my therapist about that one, but I can really zone out sometimes. People can be talking to me and I’m somewhere else deep in thought, thinking about what’s on my mind. Meditating is becoming one with yourself and not having those busy thoughts.
Tip #3: Get A Hobby
Get a hobby. I have been on Youtube for a long time. When I got on YouTube, I didn’t have any of the issues I have now. I just love being on YouTube, but I’ve really come to see and understand how having this hobby/business has helped me in so many ways. I’ve met some amazing women. I have talked to so many amazing women. I have gone to dinner with some amazing women, especially here in North Carolina. I would definitely say this whole process helped me, especially in 2020.
Tip #4: Mindfulness
Mindfulness. I’ve learned this practice in my therapy session, being mindful, just being in the present, forget about the past. Understanding why it’s the past. I understand now that the past doesn’t affect my future. I’ve been so used to holding onto the past. Be present and be grateful at the same time. Stay in the present.
Tip #5: Declutter Your Life
Declutter. You guys know I’m all about this whole decluttering thing. Decluttering can consist of your home, car, life and etc… The goal is to clear out all areas that can or will bring you stress. I recently deactivated my Instagram and I might do it again.
I’m currently decluttering my home, room by room and it seems like a never-ending project. However, I am seeing everything unfold and peace around me. You will be surprised how a cluttered home can cause you stress.
To sum this up, focus on what you can control and not what you can’t control. You control yourself, set your boundaries and live your life. We all are in control of our own space, so we just need to do that and be mindful of how we do it.