5 Ways To Beat Overwhelm And Get Back To Happy

I started spinning out last week. I lost control, fell out of routine and sunk into that pit where motivation goes to die. I became super sensitive, I was on-edge and my self-talk was super negative. I needed to implement some tricks to beat overwhelm and get back to happy!

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So,what were my options? I could stay in that dark space, or gtfo. I allowed a solid day of feeling sorry for myself, threw myself a proper pity party. But I know better than to let that last too long.

Luckily, I have put a solid self-care routine in place and am able to quickly re-gain control when I begin to not feel like myself.

I made it my goal to lighten up! I had become so tightly wound over the past few months, that I began caving under the pressure of stress & work. So, I vowed to stop taking things so seriously. Say yes more. Complain about things less. Sing so loud I lose my voice and dance so hard I hurt myself. I needed to redirect my focus to having fun and being happy. Because from there, everything else flows.

Below are a few ways I beat overwhelm & regain control when I find myself spinning out:

Music

Sometimes I just need to listen to beautiful music, close my eyes and be transported somewhere else. Other times, I need to blast some old school booty bass and go nuts. The point is, music heals. I really love to sing and dance. The combination of the two lights up my heart so much and instantly changes my mood.

Cooking

I’ve never been much of a cook. However, since adopting a plant based diet, I’ve had to get more creative in the kitchen. I recently got myself a Vitamix and have been having so much fun with it! I know some people who turn to junk food when they’re in a rut. That never works. It just makes me feel worse. So I like to buy some nutritious, whole food ingredients and whip up something that tastes good and makes my body feel good at the same time.

Comedy

When the last thing I feel like doing is smiling, sometimes I need to hand the responsibility to someone else. Laughing is the quickest way I’ve found to beat overwhelm. I have my arsenal of go-to shows & movies that are guaranteed to make me laugh. Over this past weekend, my fiance and I went to go see this movie and it was exactly what I needed. (PS, this is the reason this post is full of funny gifs).

Socialize

This one can be tough since lately I’ve been feeling down because my group of friends doesn’t live here anymore. So, instead of sit and cry about it, I’ve been making an effort to put myself out there and make new friends. I’ve be forming relationships with some of my local clients, going to my fiances work happy hours and taking classes around town. Little by little I’ve been able to surround myself with happy, positive and fun people 🙂

Wine

I mean, let’s be real. A nice glass of wine can fix just about anything. Maybe its not my most healthy habit, but when I pair any of the above with a glass of wine, the positive benefits are just ten-fold. Cheers!
If you haven’t already, make sure to join my FB group My Brand Of Happy. All are welcome! And we’re always chatting about new ways to bring more happiness to our lives and businesses.

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