Give Yourself Time:
There is nothing more stressful than being on a tight schedule. My life is super hectic - running from event to event, so I know the best thing for me to do is spare myself some extra time. Whenever I have a super busy day, I wake-up 30 minutes earlier than I normally would to make sure I'm totally prepared for the day. I'd suggest you do the same!
15 Minutes to Relax:
When you're feeling super stressed out, sit back and take a moment to relax. Reading a good book, making some tea, or listening to music is a great way to reset & get your mind off of all the other things you have on your plate. A quick run or fast-walk to the water is one of my favorite ways to release any pent-up stress. When I'm finished, I always make sure I take a few moments to drink in the beautiful scenery before me (like I'm doing in this pic!)
Keep a Positive Attitude:
As simple as it sounds, it's one of the most difficult things to do when you're stressed. Recognize and change any negative messages you're sending to yourself to positive ones. Transform your "I'm not good enough" into "Nobody's perfect" but "I'm working on it."
If you find yourself getting too worked up over something, stop and take a deep breath. Sit up straight (I like to sit in a traditional cross-legged, pretzel posture), inhale through the nose, and breath out heavily through the mouth. Repeat this for about two minutes or so. Aside from promoting relaxation, studies show that deep breathing will help lower your heart rate, improving your overall health.
Get Enough Sleep:
You think pulling an all-nighter or staying at work until all hours of the morning will improve your performance? Think again. Without sleep, our body is unable to properly function. Why deprive yourself of something you can control? Instead of staying up late to keep up with the Kardashians, turn off your T.V and phone, and get some rest. Playing with your phone or computer right before bed can actually inhibit what would otherwise be your body's natural release of melatonin, a hormone that aids in a peaceful rest. Nothing's is more entertaining than a good dream.