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Are you feeling overwhelmed? 3 tips to help

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I had been feeling so overwhelmed lately.  It’s that time of year, spring time; the end of school, soccer, baseball, school concerts, and recitals. Plus homework, laundry and dinners.  I was running all over trying to get everything done and definitely frazzled.  I needed to slow down.  All the running around was catching up with me.

Are you feeling overwhelmed? 3 simple tips to help.

3 tips to help you feel less stressed

1. Take care of yourself first.  I have a hard time doing this.  When I get busy, I forget or choose not to do some things.  The other day my neighbor was over because her Internet was broken and she was using mine.  It was 2 o’clock in the afternoon and I was wearing the same clothes I had worn the day before, slept in, and was still wearing .  That night I took the time to take a long bath and even painted my nails.  The next morning I was so happy I did that because seeing my painted toes in my flip flops made me happy.

2. Don’t waste the time you do have. I do this all the time.  I have to be somewhere in 30 minutes and I feel I can’t get much done in that time so I sit on the computer and look at Pinterest and read E! Entertainment news.  But, that’s not true.  You can get A LOT done in 30 minutes.  I’ve been trying hard to mark things off my list during these times.  I can throw a load of laundry in or unload the dishwasher.  It may not seem like much at the time but you’ll be glad it’s done when you get home.  Another example is tonight, all I wanted to do was get into bed and read my book.  However, I had to change things up.  I went to the grocery store and I NEVER go at night.  I looked at my weekend and decided that I  needed to go because it would be more of a rush if I waited until the next day. I know this will help me feel relaxed tomorrow at my son’s baseball game.  If I would have waited,  I know I would be distracted during the game, making a menu and grocery list, and wondering about what I can cook for dinner instead of paying attention to him.

3. Don’t get worry about thing things you didn’t get accomplished  Once the day is over, let it go.  Don’t worry about what you didn’t get done.  The microwave can be cleaned tomorrow.  Yes, you have a pile of laundry but does everyone have at least one outfit to wear?  Yes, then you’re good.  Don’t feel bad that your child didn’t read their 20 minutes tonight because you just didn’t have time to get to it.  So what, if you didn’t have a vegetable at dinner.

I felt less stressed when I started doing some of these thing and I hope they can help you too.  There is nothing worse than a stressed out mom!

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Stitch Fix April 2015