Do you feel busy, overwhelmed, or stressed?

Stress Less; Stress is Poison

Stress Less; Stress is Poison

Many people, including myself, experience life to be overwhelming at times. It seems like life is so busy, so full of things to do. Do you feel like you constantly run from one thing to the next? Even if your life allows you some down time, you might still feel a sense of being unsettled or possibly even guilty about that free time.

Society seems to have an expectation that pressures us to have to be busy, to have to over-exert our energies onto more and more activities. In addition to the amount of work we feel we are expected to get done in any given amount of time, there are people to take care of and other people’s needs and wants we have to consider (kids, significant others, bosses, our relationships).

Stress seems to be a staple experience for people these days. Despite the common experiences for many of us of being busy, overwhelmed, and stressed, it is possible to overcome this aspect of our lifestyle in order to promote more personal peace, happiness, and fulfillment.

Here is an exert from my new e-book titled “Have Peace: How to Have Peace in Your Busy, Chaotic Life.”

“It can seem like there are a ton of things to do and as if you have to try so hard to get everything done, and even when you think you are caught up, there seems to always be more and more things to do or another place to run.”

“Chapter 2: Think about Yourself

I am a strong advocate for kindness, compassion, empathy, and being considerate of others. However, I believe that it is important for people to consider their own needs and wants, as well.

In life, you typically have to think about others, especially when you are a parent or when you have a job that insists you be aware of and responsive to other people’s needs. If you have a boss (basically anyone who isn’t self-employed), you have to consider what they want. If you serve others in any way, such as in retail, the food industry, or human services, you have to be considerate of others. This is wonderful, but thinking about yourself to a certain extent will make you an even better worker or parent or person in general.

For instance, it is important for healthy relationships to be understanding of the other person’s feelings. So, be responsive to your kids’ or your spouse’s feelings, but also recognize your own feelings.

Some appropriate and helpful ways to think about yourself include making dinner with foods that you prefer rather than making what your children demand or sit down and relax reading a book instead of waiting on your family.”

If you’re interested, YOU CAN PURCHASE MY BOOK THROUGH AMAZON for $2.99. I hope you enjoy the book.

(pic by Giulia Bartra)


About Heather Gilmore, MSW, LLMSW, BCBA

Heather Gilmore, MSW, LLMSW, BCBA. Heather has obtained a master's degree in clinical social work and a bachelor's degree in psychology with a youth services minor. Heather is also a Board Certified Behavior Analysts. Additionally, Heather is a dedicated and passionate freelance writer. Heather takes interest in topics related to parenting, children, families, personal development, health and wellness, mental health, happiness, and life coaching.
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