I'd be lying if I said I wasn't stressed out with work roughly 90% of the time. In sales, meeting your personal and company goals is crucial, and deadlines are nonnegotiable. It's not easy - if anyone ever tells you that sales is easy, kindly punch them in the face and let them know I told you to do so. Just kidding but really.
If I didn't make time for myself to relax and recuperate, I would go nucking futs. Here's a few things I like to do when I'm stressed out to help ease the pain (slightly):
- Cry and then take a nap - Yeah, I don't really care how pathetic I sound on this one. Sometimes I really just need to cry and sleep it off. I take a deep breath and just let myself feel everything all at once; I'll normally give myself about 5-15 minutes to have sob fest in the comfort of my bed...and then I stop. I have allowed myself a few minutes to mope, so now it's time to pick myself up and move on.
- Cuddle - While I'm a huge believer in personal space, I am also a giant believer in the power of the cuddle. Whether it's with my mom, my dog or my 6'8 boyfriend (long arms = great cuddle bug), it's crazy how much it comforts me to be in the arms of someone I love and I know loves me back.
- Pinterest - When the mood strikes, Pinterest is my favorite of all social medias. To me, it's like swallowing a large dose of inspiration. Whether I'm looking up new ab work outs, scoping outfits for work, or decorating my future home, looking at "pretty things" is an extreme mood lifter.
- Retail Therapy - There's something to be said about what one (or several) purchase(s) can do to your mood. When done in moderation, a Target spree does this girl so much good. Sometimes you just have to throw your hands in the air and buy a new statement necklace to calm your nerves, ya know?
- Drinking tea with my family - Maybe this is just me because I come from a British background, but one of my favorite things to do is sit down at the kitchen table with a cup of tea and chat/rant/bitch/whine/laugh with my mother about the woes of life.
Life gets messy and scary and stressful and overall, just damn difficult. Sometimes you just need to take a couple of hours to yourself to just breeeaatheeeee and know that the bad stuff doesn't last forever.