Lower the Bar – You don’t need to be perfect. Perfectionism is something that consumes a huge amount of energy while creating stress and anxiety. Try to let go of your high expectations and accept life’s little imperfections.
Take Time to Breathe – It’s amazing to experience the power of your own breath – to feel what it’s like to inhale deeply and fill the bottom of your lungs with some oxygen. Try deep belly breathing to create a sense of peace.
Sleep More – An old Italian proverb says, “Bed is a medicine.” It’s true. Lack of sleep increases your stress hormone cortisol and can cause weight gain, mood swings, fatigue, increased irritability, memory loss, and decreased focus, all while making it harder for you to fall asleep in the first place. Sufficient sleep is essential for daily body repair, re-balance, and rejuvenation. Get those zzzzs back into your life.