“Ladies who work A LOT, what do you during work and after work to control your stress levels?
And how do you manage your free time so that it’s productive instead of lying around all day because you’re so tired from work?”
Creating boundaries in your personal and work life will ensure you don’t overwhelm or overload yourself.
It’s crucial to set aside “me-time” for all around well-being.
To-do lists organized by priority-level can be helpful in removing tasks and responsibilities from your plate. Giving you a visual of your progress as you cross off each item on the list.
Exercise has been proven to relieve stress by releasing ‘feel-good’ hormones into our systems.
Listen to your body. If it’s telling you to just relax, sleep, or curl up and watch TV for the afternoon – do it. There’s nothing wrong with resting.
If you have the extra income, there’s nothing wrong with hiring someone to help with things around the house or yard. Leaving you with more free time.
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Setting aside one or two full days a week to let you do whatever you’d like will give you something to look forward to and make you more productive on the working days.
Setting a time boundary like this will help you be able to cope with the stresses of the day, knowing that it does end at some point.
Setting a routine is helpful when managing stress. By having an order to things, it will help keep your brain from feeling too overwhelmed and will help you better manage when hiccups arise throughout the day.
Having an orgasm can greatly reduce stress both mentally and physically. And your partner will be happy too! Or…just by yourself is fine too.
If this addictive phone game is what you’re into, then you might already be taking advantage of this tip.
Sounds like the perfect afternoon to us! Everyone in the household is happy with a daily routine like this.
Meditation can be very helpful in managing stress. There are lots of apps and YouTube videos to help guide you.
Don’t burn yourself out throughout the day. Take small breaks and make sure to prioritize your work according to importance.
Ideally, 7-8 hours of sleep is what you should aim for each night. And try your best to keep the same sleep schedule throughout the entire weekend – even on your days off.
Invite your co-workers out to lunch with you. It’s a nice change to get out of the office as well as socialize with your colleagues.
Self-care includes the physical aspect as well. When you are able to pamper yourself on the outside, it does wonders for the inside.
Using your brain for something other than work and for something enjoyable can be great for your happiness and well-being. What better way to use your free time?
Giving yourself a small ‘reward’ like a glass of wine is perfectly fine. Just don’t overdo it.
Try a painting class or a yoga class – something that is calming and soothing.
If you have a significant other or someone else in the household who can help out with things – ask! Even removing the littlest task can help greatly with your stress levels.
Bubble baths are a great way to unwind after a stressful day or week – even if only for just a few minutes.
Try to “log-off” from work as soon as your workday is over. It will be there tomorrow for you to jump back into.
It’s important to not put too much pressure on yourself. As long as you know you’ve tried your best throughout the day – you can’t go wrong.
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When you’re organized and on top of things, it will prevent tasks and responsibilities from piling up, adding to your stress.
“I usually get a massage 1-2x per month and waxing, too, to keep me sane,” posted sugarooni.
Splurge on a massage once in a while to help melt away tension. There are more and more businesses popping up that offer monthly memberships with unlimited massages.
For many people, cleaning and organizing their living spaces helps them also feel organized in their minds. By decluttering the space around you, you’ll feel less cluttered in your brain.
Get out of the house, grab some friends, and shoot some pool or play darts at your local watering hole. It will help you forget about any work troubles for a couple of hours.
Gardening has been shown to be very relaxing for some people. It allows you to focus your concentration on nature instead of man-made stresses.
When you’re prepared, you’re never caught off guard.
Deep breathing exercises can do wonders for both your mental and physical well-being. The best part? The results are instant and it’s free!
It’s okay to say ‘no’ to that party or social event if you don’t want to go or it stresses you out.
If you know that the ‘basics’ of your health and your home are in order, no matter what is thrown at you, you’ll be able to better handle it.
As we’ve said earlier, everyone’s routine and what makes them happy will be different. Try different things until you find the perfect one for you.
There are thousands of wonderful podcasts out there and many of them are dedicated to productivity, organization, and happiness. Listen to a few different ones to find your favorite.
Hobbies are a great way to ward off stress and focus on something really enjoy doing.
Just because you’re at work doesn’t mean you have to keep your nose down and grind away. Take a couple of minutes every so often to say ‘hi’ to a co-worker or grab a cup of coffee.
There’s no shame in just wanting to mindlessly scroll the internet for a while. Just set a time limit for yourself.