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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

3 Tips for Combating Stress

 With the official first day of fall coming this Friday, I think it is 100% safe to say summer is officially over. To be perfectly honest I'm not the least bit sad about it. The next several months are my favorite time of year. This is when my calendar really starts to fill up. Between weddings, birthdays, college football, and a couple of exciting travel plans I have so much going on and so much to be excited about. However, with a busy schedule added stress naturally comes along with it. Today, I'm talking about my 3 personal tips for showing stress who the boss is.
First, know when you need a break. With so many professional and social commitments this time of year it can be very difficult to consciously tell myself to take a break. I get into the go, go, go mindset and, before I know it, I'm exhausted, cranky, and annoyed with all of the things. When I feel this starting to happen I literally tell myself to take a break. Your break time can be spent however you like. Take a nap, watch your favorite movie, or read a good book. I just started reading You Are A Badass and it has already proven to be a great stress reliever and allows me to redirect my mind away from my mile long to do list.
Second, yes that is an Advocare product you see. My friend, Amanda, suggested it to me during a really stressful time recently and it worked wonders. It's called Oasis and it's designed to help reduce stress, increase energy levels, and regulate cardiovascular health. It's like wine, but without the stupid calories. Whenever I come home from a long day, especially if it was stressful, I fill up my Nike tumbler with Oasis. I'm instantly in a better place. If you haven't tried it, I HIGHLY recommend it.

Third, I unplug from my iPhone. I spend so much of my day in front of a device so when I come home I just need a break. Sometimes this can be hard because, as a blogger, I have to be connected to social media a lot. However, I think it's important to have time to myself without any notifications. Even if I unplug by putting it on the charger in the other room for an hour, that's an hour I have to myself without my iPhone. I know it sounds weird, but it's really wonderful when you try it.
How are y'all keeping those stress levels down?

Have a great day!

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