Thursday, April 30, 2015

Sometimes #thestruggleisreal When Trying to "Have it All"

Sometimes I feel overwhelmed.  I'm just putting it out there.  Life gets hard.  Work, mommyhood, being a wife, maintaining relationships with friends and family, trying to blog and work on side projects - it just gets to be too much.  Anyone else in my boat?  What do you do to try and maintain some mental stability through it all?

I'm losing focus and I needed a reminder today of what I do to try and keep my sanity.  Below is a list of the things I do for me to try and not lose myself in all of my roles.

1.  I write.  Nothing is more therapeutic to me than writing (hence, this post).

2.  I work out - having control over my health helps me feel like I have control over the other things in my life that I wish I had more control over.

3.  I research essential oils - this goes with the above.  Feeling like I have some control over my ails by making lotions, putting EOs in a diffuser, or just smelling them helps me cope with my problems.

4.  I eat healthy - eating a little of every color, balancing my meals for proper nutrition, and adding super foods whenever I can actually has a scientific base for stabilizing my mood - and, as a result - helping me feel better.

5.  I take a break - a good bath break.  When I'm having an especially hard day I like to take a bath with my beloved essential oils and a cup of tea or glass of wine.  Is anything better than a good soak?  Not in this girl's book.

I'm having a hard day today, so I need your help!  What do you do to make yourself feel better and in control when your life feels like it's free falling?

 

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