It’s no doubt that we’re trying to hustle through our daily tasks - chasing after that to-do list that just keeps getting longer. Occasionally, there are days that are just a whole lot messier and crazier than others.
You’ve probably heard about how good a little bit of meditation can be for you or how working out helps you destress - but let’s be extremely realistic here, there are a ton of other things that you could do to get you feeling balanced again in the midst of chaos.
Get A Hair Wash
A little pampering is always a good idea. A head massage could do your mind a lot of good - and to top it off, having the perfect blow out will give you that extra boost of confidence, just because good hair equals a good day.
Listen To Podcasts or An Audio Book
This is a little change that could do a lot of good for you. As much as you enjoy a little ‘me-time’ to pick up a book and spend a solid 20 minutes reading - it’s just not that easy when you’re up to your ears in work. So what’s the next best thing? Podcasts and audio books! What better way to unwind than to listen to someone else speak their mind for awhile. This little but effective move will get your mind off your tasks. We suggest playing a podcast on the way to work or on the way home from your busy day to keep your mind fresh upon your arrival at your next destination.
Breakfast For One
“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” - yes, you’ve probably heard this a thousand times. But, as good as it is for your body, it’s also going to do wonders for your mind. Get up and get out of your usual routine - leave a little earlier for work and grab yourself a hearty, healthy breakfast. Sit outside and enjoy that morning calm. Bring a notebook along and write down your thoughts. This will keep you grounded and at ease before the rush of work begins.
Cook/Bake Something New
We’re pretty sure you have tons of cooking/baking recipes that you’re dying to try. So it’s time to do it! Pick up the ingredients that you need - and tell yourself you’re going to do it - NOW. Cooking or baking is one of the most relaxing ways to unwind - on top of that, you get to fill your tummy in the process. It’s a win-win situation!
Start A Project
Start your own little project - something that is completely different from what you usually do. Whether it’s painting, sewing or maybe even making terrariums - it’s time to get yourself on a new task. Setting a little project will give you a sense of calm while being productive. At the end of the day, this project will be a little reward from yourself to yourself.
Have Coffee With A Friend
A little hangout with friends is always a good idea. If you’re in need of a venting session or just to talk about what’s in your head - there’s nothing as good as talking to a friend who will give you the right advice or just to simply listen.
At the end of the day, you have to remember that every chaotic day ends - but how you end it, is completely up to you. Finding balance within yourself is not only good for you - but for everyone around you. Keep hustling, but don’t forget to balance!