The truth is this: sometimes we don’t feel like ourselves. There is little-to-ono certainty, consistency and a jumble of mess get in the way.
Maybe it’s a new job, a big move, a fallout with someone close.
Whether it’s the end of an era or the start of something new, we can’t keep letting our lives get more and more messy. Not only does it disrupt routine, but we lose our every-day anchor.
If you’ve ever moved homes, you’ll know the ‘mess’ I mean.
Maybe you need to get up earlier to get to work; or maybe moving comes with a new job entirely! Perhaps the mode of travel is different, or the amount of free time you have.
We always make those plans to get back on track and create a new routine, but before you know it it’s been months of taking-it-as-it-comes (and the added stress that comes alongside that!).
Below are five little things I do when life gets messy. Sometimes they don’t all happen, but I try my best. Do you do any of these?
1. Make your bed
Every. Single. Morning.
And change your sheets regularly! An easy way to start each day fresh and together.
2. Exercise for at least 30 minutes.
Whether that be a walk to work or a high-intensity boot camp, try to make it happen daily. It’s amazing what a little sweat can do for your mindset. The earlier the better!
3. Eat breakfast.
No, not another carb-loaded snack you may be tempted to grab on the way to your first meeting. Something nutritious but still easy. Musli, yogurt, fruit… something to jump start you for the day
4. Touch base with someone close to you.
Check in with someone close to you and share what’s happening, even if it’s just to vent. They may be able to help you see the lesson or the brighter side, and you may even be able to laugh about things that you’re struggling with. Ask them about their day too. Staying connected to those important to you, no mater how frazzled, is so important.
5. Take a break
Even if it’s just one morning/afternoon a week, make sure to fit in some ‘me time’ to unwind and rejuvenate. Do something you love or that feels indulgent. You deserve it! There’s no point in running yourself into the ground, as you won’t have the best of you to give to yourself or others!
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