The past couple of days have been absolutely hectic – I honestly haven’t stopped. I’ve been trying to cram so much in to my days and there honestly will never be enough hours for everything I would like to get done. There comes a point where you try to do too much and it exhausts you both physically and mentally – at this point it’s time to relax and focus on yourself for a little while. It’s so easy to get caught up with so many other people that you’re often left thinking ‘When was the last time I did anything for myself?’ I’ve always been the kind of person to put others before myself and I probably always will be. Of course there is absolutely nothing with that as long as you also find time for yourself. At this point, I start to think about what I can do to focus on myself so I can feel 100% again:
Don’t spend too much time on social media
Social Media holds a massive part in my life as I’m sure it does with many other people. It has its perks but unfortunately also has its downfalls. I find myself spending so much time seeing how wonderful everybody else’s life is (or the parts they want to share) and comparing, wishing that my life was like theirs. This is literally a big fat no. Just because everyone’s life looks hunky-dory (Typing out this word feels weird) online doesn’t mean there aren’t things happening in the background getting them down too. Life throws hurdles at everybody in different ways and you are definitely not on your own. Don’t spend too much time dwelling on everyone else’s life.. Put your phone down and focus on yourself. Another thing with social media is that there is always so much drama. There’s so many ‘indirects’ and shade being thrown around 24/7 that you often get caught up in something that doesn’t even have anything to do with you. It’s so easy to be lead in to a situation but these things tend to end up having a negative impact on your life. Keeping yourself to yourself is the best way to go and remember – ‘lowkey is key’!
Don’t be afraid to have some ‘you’ time
Run that bubble bath.. Order that pizza and finish that bottle of Prosecco. Being with friends is always a good feeling and leaves you in a good mood afterwards, but there is no denying that a good old pamper will bring those spirits back up. There is nothing better than sitting in a bubble bath with a glass of prosecco, a face mask on watching netflix knowing that a dominos pizza is coming your way. On this night, do more of what makes you happy. Get those old school classics on, get your tanning mitts at the ready and pay some attention to your eyebrows. I can guarantee you that you will wake up in the morning feeling so much better about yourself.
Talk it out
When life gets in the way, there is nothing better than a good old rant about it. Let some steam out and even have a little cry – it honestly does make things better. Whether it’s with family or friends, talking through things often brings to light that problems aren’t as bad as you think they are. It’s also nice to know that you aren’t alone in these situations, there will always be people there for you. A problem shared is a problem halved.
They are definitely my three go-to’s when life gives me too many lemons. Are there any particular things you do when it all just gets too much?