Depending on what your regular schedule looks like, it's most likely filled with school, different jobs, children, various outside activities and so on. We are faced with different tasks we have to deal with on a daily basis.[no_toc]
For college students, most of us have regular part-time jobs and some even have full-time jobs. I have a classmate that works up to 70 hours a week while going to school full-time.
So, what is a person supposed to do when they are loaded with an abundance amount of stress?
Working the body to its maximum capacity is what many people do in the average life at one point or another. We forget that we have to take care of our mind and equally as important, our bodies.
So what do I do to help myself in the days when I've hit my max capacity and can no longer take the stress?Related links:
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1. I get a massage.
I love getting full body professional massages because they can release so much tension and stress throughout the muscles in the body. I always feel incredibly rejuvenated each time I leave my massage parlor.
2. I read a favorite book of mine whenever I am feeling extremely stressed out.
Reading allows me to get lost into another world/dimension and I immerse myself into the book. I'm lost in the story and for awhile I forget what is stressing me out so much.
3. Realize I can't fix everything I am stressed out about.
For awhile I would get upset over things that were outside of my control. I've come to terms that I can't fix every possible thing that upsets or stresses me out.
4. I also realize that things could be much worse.
I believe this fourth tip of mine helps me out the most. I read the news daily and hear about horror stories and things that have happened other people. I have such a deep sense of empathy when I read these stories and I then realize my life could be in much worse shambles.
5. I listen to music.
My favorite band to listen to when I'm feeling negative is The Killers. I've listened to the band since I was in middle school and the band even brings me some happy nostalgia. I go back in time to when everything was so much less stressful and it puts my mind more at peace.
To avoid getting even close to your “max capacity”, my advice is to stay as organized as possible. Having a plan helps me tremendously in all aspects of my life. I have a plan for my workouts, my meals, and also when I'm getting my school work done/etc.
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I keep tabs on my phone with different apps to keep me organized. I use a ‘reminder' app so I can keep track of to-do lists and things I need to buy. There's nothing that stresses me out more than a certain thought/thing I needed to remember.
What do you do when you're not feeling well mentally or emotionally? Or physically?