A few weeks ago, I wrote a post here talking about how I was working to create a path to peace and a happy heart this year by making it a priority to be aware of how much stress I am feeling each day, and what the source of that stress is. Because as a die-hard-overachiever, its usually coming from some goal I set for myself or some sort of expectation I have for what I can achieve in a given day. And I know that I am not the only Mom guilty of high self-inflicted stress levels!
So as I have been making myself aware of how I am feeling and how I am behaving in relation to the stress I am feeling, I’ve been seeking some quick ways to let go of that stress. Some of them work really well- and some of them I can’t remember to do in the moment (so guess who will be printing this post for her own reference?!) Here are 5 1-Minute Ways to DeStress!
1. Find gratitude
I mentioned before that I am trying to consciously start each day by thinking of three things that I am grateful for before I even get out of bed. Some days it’s hard. I just want to hit the snooze button one more time and go back to sleep. But most of the time I flip over and look out the window above our bed and see the twinkling stars, and KNOW how lucky I am that I can see that every day. …