Lighten the Load When You Can

Are you carrying too much? Is your plate full?  When we are holding a heavy load we may be causing ourselves unnecessary stress.  So how can we lighten up?

First cut out the non essentials.

Add in some humor to your life. Reading a few humor blogs may actually help you lighten your load.  Another technique is to watch 30 minutes of a situational comedy or schedule some time to talk to a friend who makes you laugh.

Learn to say no. Yes, practice the art of saying no. Don’t accept more when what you really need is less!

Enlist help or share the load.

Finally, maintain your good self-care practices.  This means  make sure you eat  healthy, sleep a decent amount and get at least a small amount of exercise.

Do you have any thoughts about lightening your load?

This is a best of post – a great reminder especially this time of year.

 

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