Feeling Overwhelmed

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” – Sydney J. Harris

Bench in trees

At times, I feel over-whelmed with the craziness of unrelenting news stories, an on-going construction project next door and my personal commitments. Our hectic lives make it difficult to catch our breath, slow down and nurture ourselves.

It’s important to incorporate self-care practices in our daily life instead of waiting until we’re on overload. If I wake up anxious about a busy schedule, I remind myself to take a few deep breaths.  Focusing on inhaling and exhaling calms our mind.  When I begin my day stretching, meditating, or sipping lemon and honey water it starts the day in a positive way before checking Email and to-do lists.

Ultimately, we need to know we don’t have to do everything or be constantly busy. It’s ok and healthy to take time for ourselves.  Relaxing with a good book, sitting in nature, taking a walk, enjoying things that soothe our spirit strengthen us so we can keep going.

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