Are you feeling overwhelmed by your job, the laundry, the kids' practice schedule...
What if you were able to feel more control over the chaos? Better able to handle the stress and pressure of all the different directions you're being pulled?
Here are 3 ways to master your mindset and sideline your stress:
- Streamline your schedule – make a list and see what you can group together. Are there errands that can be done in one trip? Can you do a few while the kids are at practice? How about throwing dinner in the slow cooker while you're at work. We're not talking multitasking here. This is working smarter, not harder.
- Embrace your imperfection – none of us get everything right EVERY time. Sometimes you may miss a deadline, or forget to pick up dinner...or the kids...not that I've ever done that. Regardless, embrace it. We make mistakes, we survive, we move forward. If we can't change it, we don't gain anything from continuing to focus on it. So what do we do? We move on to #3...
- Practice Self Compassion – there are several things to know about self compassion. Be kind to yourself and allow time for bumps in the road that derail your best laid plans. Acknowledge that you're human! We're all going to need time to recharge – don't let it be an afterthought! Taking care of the caregiver means we can continue caring for others.