Today I’m talking about what I do when I start to lose it! I’m mostly enjoying this time we have during the quarantine, but there are some times when I am not fine. These are some of the tools that I’ve developed over the years that I am getting lots of practice on during this crazy time.

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Key Points from this Episode:

  • I used to think that if I was in a funk, that I was there to stay. It’s not true! I’ve found ways to help myself reset and have a great rest of the day!
  • This works for me 98% of the time – take a nap or go to bed early! Usually I’m just tired.
  • I refer to my quarterly review where I wrote down projects and things I want to get done. I find a way to make even baby steps progress on a project. Feeling productive helps built positivity.
  • I find a way (if possible) to get some space. If my husband can watch the kids for me, I go for a half hour walk by myself. I listened to a podcast, called a friend, and called my mom on the walk.
  • Listen to an audiobook to give some perspective to your life. Get outside of your own circumstances to think about something bigger than yourself.
  • Phone a friend! Just talking to somebody else feels so nice to reconnect, even if it’s just over the phone.
  • Journaling paired with scripture study and really connecting with God is huge to maintaining my mental state. It helps us in the moment, but it helps rewire your brain to look for positives in your life! I’m finding more good the more consistent I am with my journaling.
  • Recognize that some things are nobody’s fault. Nobody around you deserves the anger and wrath you might feel. It might help you to let it go instead.
  • Sit down for 5 minutes when you need to!
  • Exercise! Even if it’s just a little bit.

Resources

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Thriving in Motherhood Journal

Generation Mindful

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