Work takes a lot out of me. As the weeks have gone by, more has happened, and I don’t get the luxury to just take time off. Minus the Nashville trip, it’s been non-stop since September.
I never want to burn out; unfortunately, I let all of my commitments get the best of me. Especially as we approach Christmas… So, I have to think of practical ways to ease it on down.
Here’s what I’ve been doing to disconnect from the stress and busy times (Also a reminder for myself):
Where else am I going to find that inner strength and peace?
Listen to music.
Songs can really do a work in you to help you calm down, or encourage you. I strongly recommend it.
Take a random drive.
Sometimes you need to just get in the car and just go somewhere for a little while, to clear your head.
Don’t read work emails after 10PM.
My jobs aren’t the typical 9-to-5, where you can get everything done at the office, then leave it behind. Unless something is truly pressing, I do my best not check again until the next morning. It’s tempting, but I’ve been doing alright. My goal is to up the time to 8PM, but it’s not always that easy.
I love making desserts and preparing. Tedious but it’s a great avenue to just have me-time. Not quite mindless, but I can just do my thing without getting bothered. 😉
Take a nap.
I’m usually good with 6-7 hours a night, but there are days where that is not enough. So, whenever I get some time between lessons and appointments, I’ll catch a few Z’s. Amazing!
That’s all I could think of. How do you disconnect from life’s craziness?