We all have those days where our to-do list seems never ending and we wish there were more hours in the day. There’s nothing worse than coming home feeling burnt out, stressed and drained. Feeling depleted is something that I’ve just accepted and something that for some reason I find much more heightened during the winter months. However over time, I’ve learnt many a ways to evade this feeling and start my week in a much more positive fashion.
Make Sunday a Get Shit Done Day
Most of the working population can probably agree that their Sunday is spend doing absolutely nothing and not getting out of your pyjamas unless its an absolute necessity.
Get all the ‘stuff‘ done on your day off that you never have time for throughout the week.
For me Sundays consist of going to the gym or running, catching up on blogging, emails and brand collabs and making sure that I have some me time scheduled in there to. A nice bath and face mask on a Sunday evening always does me the world of good.
Schedule, Schedule, Schedule
I’m a sucker for a good list. Alongside all of my other Sunday jobs I will always write a list of everything I have going on throughout the coming week.
Work, tasks, appointments, gym time and social activities for the week ahead. This always helps me sleep better as there’s no chance of me being kept up by trying to remember everything I have going on!
Entering the new week with some clarity means I can focus on what I need to and not let my mind wander about unimportant things.
Make Time For Yourself
As I mentioned, Sunday always consists of some me time. Saying this, it’s important ‘me time’ is still scheduled in throughout my week. I for one know how much self care gets neglected when I don’t pencil it in.
Whether it’s going for a coffee with a friend or taking some time out to read it allows my mind to relax for a while and not worry about work. Do something you want to do, not what you need to do.
I’m not really one for giving advice here as I have always slept terribly, ever since I was a child. I’ve never been able to pinpoint why this is, but it still happens even after 20 years!
However, for the majority of people that aren’t like me, sleep is important. Getting the recommended amount of sleep will improve your stress levels leaps and bounds.
I’m hoping that one day, I’ll be able to sleep for more than just a few hours at a time as I’m certain lack of sleep is one of the reasons I’m always so stressed.
Make Time To Exercise
It’s no secret on this blog that I love my exercise. I’m one of those annoying people that actually enjoys running marathons? I know, I’m sorry.
Exercise I find to be the most helpful form of de-stressing, particularly running. When I’m out training, all I have to think about is the beat of my music and the rhythm of my feet. Nothing else can cross my mind and it’s a way of shutting off from the real world for a while.
Not only this, but I don’t need to be the one to tell you that exercise releases a whole bunch of endorphins that will boost your mood!
What are your top tips for having a less stressful week?