Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Oh hey, it's been a minute

So big girl job life has been absolutely CRAZY lately...why didn't anyone tell me that was going to happen? ...oh wait, everyone told me that.

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):
  1. 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. 
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. 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.








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