There are days when it may seem as if the day will never end. When time keeps getting away and there are always more things to get done than hours available. After a while, this may begin to wear on you and make you feel as if it is you alone who is responsible for never getting anything done, rather than being part of a system that may not be set up ideally to get much done.
Rather than continuing to blame yourself for not being able to fix what is not yours to fix, how about working on the things that you do have control over? Making improvements in these will help you see progress and will help improve your perspective overall. You can impact your own personal development even if you can’t do much about your workplace.
Try some meditation to help relieve your stress. Contrary to popular belief, meditation doesn’t have to be done sitting in a lotus position surrounded by gardenia candles. You can take two minutes to meditate just about anywhere. It’s more about clearing your head and regulating your breathing and just calming your soul for a minute or two. Sure, it’s great to have an entire thirty minutes and if you can get that, go for it, lotus position and all, but if not, do it in small snatches throughout the day.
Talk to yourself. Yes, talk to yourself and tell yourself about all the great things you can do, have done and will do. You are unique and have a multitude of talents. It is just a matter of reminding yourself of what these are and how special you are. This is not conceit, this is fact and it is a good thing to do every day.
Build an emergency fund. Put away a few dollars every pay period so you needn’t worry about what will happen if your car breaks down or the furnace goes out. This is relieve a great deal of stress and will make you feel very good about how responsible you are. Plus, it’s just a great idea.
Eat well. Few people understand just how big a role a healthy diet plays in our emotional welfare. Indulging in a round of carbohydrate heaven is nice for the moment, but overall it makes us lethargic and headachy. We all feel much better when we are fully hydrated and eating lots of fresh fruits and veggies. Eating good lean protein is also good for us, as is eating low-fat dairy.
Pay it forward or back. Giving to others is really good for us and for our souls. There’s a real emotional surge when we help out the less fortunate, so volunteer at a homeless shelter or at a domestic abuse hotline. It will be good for what ails you.
Try something new and adventurous. Even fall in love. Risking something is good for us all. Getting out of our comfort zone is one of the best things we can do for us, so we should do it often and with zeal. Failure is just an opportunity to learn. Everyone fails, it is those who try again who win. Go ahead and live your life out loud.