Finding Quiet When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed
Ladies, we all have A LOT going on – personally and professionally. We all know that it’s important to take time for ourselves, practice self-love and find balance. But all of this is very different than finding quiet when you’re feeling overwhelmed. This sounds so simple but finding quiet and allowing yourself to release, let go and reflect can actually be very difficult for some. It can be easier to keep ourselves busy and fill our time with friends and family but allowing time to just rest and be still is a tough one. This can be particularly challenging because there are always those societal pressures that make you feel like you should be doing something or that there is “stuff” that needs to get done. You should be tackling your do to list. You should be working or you should be cleaning the house or running errands. Not to mention that we are constantly connected with technology that it makes it every more difficult these days to really turn off. It’s time to break through those thought patterns and really allow yourself to slow down and find quiet. You absolutely deserve this.
Don’t put pressure on yourself and just take it easy. Even if this means a few minutes to find quiet in a hectic day. Finding quiet shouldn’t be something that you feel like you have to put on your calendar or schedule the time.
Here are 3 easy ways to find quiet when you’re feeling overwhelmed.
- Go outside – The easiest way to find quiet is to reconnect with nature. Go for a walk during your lunch break or sit in a park and simply enjoy your surroundings. Leave your phone at home or on your desk. Breathe in the air and listen to the sounds of nature.
- Practice meditation – Give yourself 5 quick minutes to meditate. This can happen anywhere. Sit in a comfortable seated position, close your eyes and simply allow your thoughts to slow down and eventually quiet the mind. Try to make meditation apart of your daily practice. A simple way to include meditation into your day is to add it to your morning or nightly routine.
- Keep a journal – Allow yourself to freely write every day. This is unstructured journaling, allowing yourself to just flow and share and create whatever comes to mind. Journaling is extremely helpful, especially when feeling particularly overwhelmed.
Creating small changes in daily habits can make a huge difference. If you want to shift from feeling overwhelmed to finding balance, commit to a practice and remember to enjoy these practices and not be too hard on yourself!