The Day Off

In the last couple of months I've learned a lot of ways to alleviate stress within my life, sometimes even getting rid of it all together. There are tons of techniques out there that can decrease stress levels in your life, most of them being fairly simple.

1. There's mediating.
2. Taking deep breathes, long deep breathes, or "woosah-ing".
3. Taking a moment to gather your bearings
4. Reaching out to someone to talk, or tweeting through it.
5. One of my favorites, the stress ball.
6. Finding something that makes you laugh really hard.
7. Turning on some music
8. Working out, or as I like to call it, "The Running Method".
9. Walking during the first available break during the day.
10. Or just simply closing your eyes and remembering all the things you have to be thankful for on a daily basis.

Those are all great techniques for either dealing with something at the moment or at the end of your work day. Like for instance, working out usually solved all the annoyances of day for me. But it wasn't til I dated my ex and she stressed the importance of taking time to yourself and doing things that you like to ease your mind. For instance, when she got off work she took about a good hour or so to unwind. When I started therapy, my therapist suggested that I take a day in the middle of the week to just be by myself and regain focus for the rest of the week, recharging as she liked to call it.

So initially when I took the day to myself, I was of course antsy and felt like I needed to do something, but the following week, after having a rough day at my old job, I just slept in and only got up to use the restroom. When I had to go get something to eat, I went and got me some Chic-Fil-A, sat in the dinning area, and enjoyed my food. Then as I was walking out of the restaurant, I saw the movies and decided I wanted to go see a movie, I think I went to go see Sabotage with Arnold in it. I mean to me the movie was good, because I like the classic action movies in the 90's style.

But the point I'm trying to make is that it benefits you majorly to take the necessary time to get your mind together, no matter how you choose to do it. Alone time is completely healthy and beneficial to your overall sanity. I understand that there are people in this world that can't handle being alone and need people to constantly be around, and to those people I say, tread very lightly. You don't want to over saturate your life with being constantly around someone. Learning to be alone and focus your thoughts is great tool when it comes to getting things accomplished in your life.

It's ok, just take the time to relax & reload, we all need it sometimes.

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