You know  the symptoms of stress is often the feeling of being overloaded, doing too much, being over-committed. Your  to-do list is overflowing and it seems like nothing is getting done. You walk around in a hurry and  forgetting your needs and what’s really important.Sometimes, when we have symptoms of stress, you just want to yell at everyone “get out of my way”,” let me get something done”, or” whatever sets you off in the moment”.

These are signs that you need to slow down, not hurry up. You need to relax and do some self-care. You need to take a break and recharge. You need to reduse you symptoms of stress. After you recharge, you will find you can do more and think more clearly. So self-care means filling yourself up, refueling yourself. There are many ways to take care of yourself. The important thing is that this is about you, and for you.

Symptoms of Stress

So here’s some examples of ways to take care of yourself, or ways of self-care:

*Take a yoga class.

*Exercise for fun.

*Take a bubble bath.

*Go for a leisurely drive and check out a new town nearby.

*Take some slow, deep breaths and relax in the moment.

*Take a day off from work, work of any kind.

*Call up a girlfriend and meet for lunch or coffee or tea.

*Go out in nature.

*Go walk. Notice the animals and the trees and the plants and the birds.



* Be creative.

Make a list and keep adding to your own list of things that you like to do for self-care. When you take care of yourself, you reduce your stress. This also means eating healthy foods, getting enough sleep exercise, spending time with good friends that make us feel better after seeing them.

I also want to recommend you get this great report called:      3 Deadly Mistakes That Cause Stress, Overwhelm and Burnout  

“The Three “Deadly” Mistakes That Cause Stress, Overwhelm and Burnout”

 created by my good friends Robert and Terri TallTree.

 This program includes some more ways to limit stress, overwhelm and burnout to get your life back in balance.

 Be well. Have fun. Relax.

To Your Highest Good,

Laura Meehan, MA

Integrative Counselor and Coach

Founder and Liberator of

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