Simple Guide to Recharge when You're Overwhelmed
Updated: Jun 21, 2019
Vacation is a sure fire way to recharge the mind and soul. Schedules, responsibilities, and, well... life dictates the day-to-day making it impossible to get away at times. Before overwhelm consumes you... find something to avoid the overwhelm.
Have you ever found yourself overwhelmed, juggling too much? Maybe you've felt this way too many times...?
Haven't we all?
Are you there now?
Below you'll find our list of Simple Solutions to Cut Overwhelm and get back to feeling your best self.
Use any tip listed below to recharge!
My best friend and I learned "running on empty" overextending ourselves while not taking enough time for us, ensures a slow, steady decline of our personal and professional lives breaking into big, fat, ugly pieces around us. We bounce back. We always do... but watching either of us on the descent down... ouch.
It looks like this:
We make less money. We see our families and friends less. We skip social functions because we are too tired. We go to the gym less. Our lunches turn into processed meal bars instead of homemade salads we typically prepare. Our cars are not detailed yet alone clean. Oh, and our dry cleaning is dirty... because how ... with all this going on, do you expect it CLEAN?
Sound familiar? That's overwhelm. This is what we want to avoid and you can learn to.
Likely, you're taking on too much responsibility everyday and need to cut back. Take a look at your priorities.
What actions can you take to align your priorities with your goals?
What you can cut?
Once you've done that: Breathe. Inhale. Exhale. repeat.
Use these ten tips listed below to #Recharge and get back on track:
1. Take a Day
Spend the day alone to recharge. Do something to make you feel good.
Hang out at the pool. Maybe the beach?
Go to the gym. Take a walk.
Sit at home in your pj's and do nothing.
Whatever lights your fire-- do that for an entire day and BONUS: you'll be more productive because of it.
2. Go to the Spa
Ahhh... the spa.
Enjoy your favorite spa's Day Pass and spend the day relaxing in the sauna or steam room.
Do what your body needs.
My guess is if you're reading this article, you typically do everything for everyone else. A Spa Day can be the best medicine to cure overwhelm and provides some much needed "you time". Make the most of it!
3. Have a Spa Day at Home
Give yourself a facial. At home facials provide a quick refresh to your look... and you don't have to leave the house!
Book a massage in the comfort of your home! Apps like "Soothe" help you book a massage in house. Don't want to book a massage but want a massage? Shiatsu Cordless Neck and Back Massager with Heat from Brookstone is a great alternative to getting a massage. You can purchase it on Amazon here.
Run a bath... Dr. Teal's line of Epson Salts with soothing scents like Eucalyptus and Spearmint for relaxation or Lavender for sleep help relax sore muscles. Add a few drops of Peppermint Essential Oil to relax muscles and calm aches. A spoonful of Coconut Oil leaves skin soft and rejuvenated. Top it off with Dr. Teal's Foaming Bath and soak as long as possible!
Did you try this bath combination? Let us know how you liked it in the comments below!
4. Day Trip
Nature soothes the mind and soul.
Where are you dreaming of experiencing within driving distance?
It's time to make a day enjoying time doing something for you!
Pack a cooler, snacks, and your favorite playlist. Taking Day Trips can assist in gaining a new, more positive perspective when you're stuck in a day to day routine longing for a getaway. Nature, like traveling, has a way of making our problems look pretty tiny.
Laughter can be medicine for the heart and for the soul. Watch a comedy at home or go to a comedy club. Laughing released endorphins making you feel good.
6. Get Comfortable
Sometimes you just need a day of comfort.
Brew tea or coffee or have a juice.
Put on your comfiest clothes and wrap up in a blanket!
Read a book, watch a movie or listen to your favorite audiobook on Audible.
7. Call a Friend or Write it Out
Sometimes when overwhelm has you down, all you need is a friend to listen.
Don't feel like talking?
Write your feelings and emotions on paper or in your journal. Write a letter to the person or thing that's bothering you most and see how you feel after.
The Law of Attraction Planner is an excellent tool to release thoughts and emotions daily on paper. This planner is a great resource for tracking progress in life and business alike, keeping priorities and responsibilities top of mind, and aids in tracking goals.
8. Get Outside
Walk around the neighborhood, sit in the yard, enjoy a hike, watch the sunrise or sunset, look at the stars and the moon, or go to a park.
Get outside and enjoy fresh air!
Stretching releases tight muscles. Stretching opens the body and allows time to breathe. Stretching is great solo or with a partner to go even deeper.
Make meditation a habit to create a sense of calm from the inside out anytime you need a break from overwhelm. Meditation can help you experience an incredible sense of well being.