Thank you so much for all the well wishes and the congratulations!! You guys & gals are incredibly awesome. 😀
So life has been super busy this past week (hence my not being able to comment on your blogs—but I’m still reading! :D) I found myself up, fed, dressed and showered by 6:00 this morning…
And then I got to thinking: “Sarah, what are some ways to handle the stress and business of life so that things stay semi-close to normal?”
Everyone has their “secrets” and we all get over-stressed now and again. But there are some strategic ways to deal, and I want to hear what you have to say about this too. 😀
My secret #1: Spend an extra 10-15 minutes in the morning to either slowly enjoy breakfast (or journal, read blogs, read in the Bible, stretch out with some morning flow yoga, etc….basically, whatever is relaxing and gets your mind off of the busy day ahead!)
My secret #2: Get in a good night sleep. I was out by 10 last night, which left me with 7-1/2 hrs of sleep. FYI, ideally I prefer 8 hrs—but when life gets crazy, I’ll take the 7. 😉
My secret #3: Don’t shrug off working out! I tend to look at my schedule and see what I can cut out for the time being so that I can fit in other important areas of my life. Exercise never gets cut! While the intensity of workouts goes way down, even a slow walk is enough to melt away stress and keep you feeling healthy and strong! 😀
What are your secrets for staying ‘normal’ when times get busy?
I’m off to give a presentation on Coconuts. See ya when I get back!