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Sometimes life can get overwhelming

We find ourselves overcome by the stresses of knowing all that we have left to do.

When we are motivated to make significant changes, but we find that there is a lot of work to be done, it can cause us sometimes to stall out and freeze. The stress we feel from our lofty goals can be a huge obstacle and actually cause us to stop making progress. We need to learn the power of taking a break.

It is almost as if our brains are focusing too much of our processing power in one place, and they begin to get burnt out. Especially if we are not breaking our goals down into smaller pieces that are actually more manageable seeming and realistic to accomplish. When we are overloading ourselves with the countless tasks that we need to achieve the specific goals we have in mind, then it can actually be counterproductive.

Instead of letting your brain burn itself out, there is power in being able to take a break. Don’t get this confused with giving yourself the excuse to shut down and stop accomplishing anything at all. Instead, acknowledge to yourself that you need to take a time out for some self-care and allow yourself the opportunity to relax and recharge for your next project.

Most of us don’t realize just how many different types of stimuli we are attempting to process at any given time. Because of this, it can be easy to fall into bouts of stress that we may not even notice we are dealing with. That is why, if you are beginning to feel a little bit frazzled, you will benefit significantly from taking a little bit of time for yourself and take a break.

Taking a break with coffee

We are always working on something. Some people even theorize that when we are dreaming. It is the brain’s attempts at problem-solving and processing the information we are dealing with during our waking lives. It’s essential to allow ourselves chances to relax throughout the day and try not to guilt-trip ourselves for needing some downtime.

Sure, you could be using every single waking second of your day to work toward accomplishing your goals. Still, ultimately that can cause us to slow down our productivity and reach burn out that much faster.

If you want to maintain a high level of quality to your work, you will benefit from allowing yourself to clear your mind from time to time and enjoy yourself. We all need a chance to refresh our morale and unwind a little bit if we are going to perform to the best of our abilities. Instead of feeling like you are not getting anything done, try to remember that to do things at your highest level. You will benefit significantly from learning how to pace yourself and take the time you need to stop and smell the roses!

How to Turn Your Stressors into Success

One of the fatal flaws of the human race is a woeful lack of self-reflection. Many people haven’t stopped to think about how true it is that to know thyself is the source of real power. Instead, we too often go from day to day without the knowledge of the things that are most stressful to us, causing us to suffer from a severe disadvantage. We are pawns that can be so easily controlled by our emotions. The chains that tie us to our failures are often right in our own hands.

Our minds and feelings can work against us. We are our own worst enemies.

That being said, we can quickly begin to help ourselves to learn how to deal with stressful situations and people. If we are our own worst enemies, we can also learn how to be our own heroes as well. If we learn how to cope with our issues and become better people as a whole, then it can be easy to see that our best bet in life is to learn the ins and outs of our own personalities if we are going to succeed.

For example, it can be difficult to succeed if we don’t know the things that we are vulnerable to. Some people will seek out these vulnerabilities and use them against us as a way to maintain power and control over a situation that we are involved in. If you do not want to be controlled, then the easiest way to figure out how to avoid it is to know everything about yourself. Don’t advertise your emotions to others. Learn who you are and how you are affected by the situations that you find yourself in.

Put on a poker face, so to speak, and learn what hurts you the most. Learn about the things that make you the angriest. Learn about how you react to provoking emotional stimuli. Learn how you can control these fatal flaws so that you are not always at the mercy of your emotional self. And if you are already there, then more power to you.

The less affected you are by outside stimuli, the easier it is going to be for you to achieve your goals and dreams. And the less likely you are going to suffer from needless additional stress. If you can learn how to look away from situations that might otherwise stick in your gullet and cause you to feel irritation and pressure, then you are going to have a significant advantage.

We can all benefit from knowing how to keep ourselves in check emotionally and otherwise, so learn who you are, and you will be that much closer to becoming the successful person you want to be!

Meditation as a Way to Reduce Stress and Improve Your Life

Meditation is all the rage these days. So many people are taking advantage of its benefits and allowing it to work in their lives to create real change. For those who are skeptical about how sitting still in the quiet can help them, it may seem like a waste of time to sit around and be inactive for long periods when they could be going out there and getting things done.

While it is fair to think so, the truth is that being still and completely quiet is something that is often missing from our daily lives. It can be impossible to give ourselves a chance to reflect on the things that are happening to us at the moment, which can sometimes lead to the wrong choices being made or inaccurate snap judgments occurring.

However, when we utilize meditation as a way to improve ourselves and let go of things that can continue to trouble us, it can genuinely open our lives up for better possibilities. Stress is often a result of not having enough of a chance to sit back and smell the roses, so to speak. Relaxation can be a great way to improve your health and state of mind, mainly if you are the kind of person who rarely slows down. Meditation is a way to force yourself to take the time you need to make to let your mind shut down for a quick reboot so that your processing power is even more powerful.

For the naysayer, meditation can prove to be productive as well. It doesn’t have to be a situation where you are quietly sitting still on the floor, wasting your time. It can actually be a great way to improve yourself and find solutions to problems that are plaguing you or your work.

Meditations can be guided toward self-improvement, achieving success, and problem-solving. Meditation can help us to focus on the things that we care about most and relax our minds enough to come up with the answers to tough questions and situations that might seem impossible. During the quiet of meditation, it is common for the brain to finally give us an alternative approach to a problem that we may be having. Something that might otherwise be impossible to figure out under stress.

It can be shared for people to dismiss the idea that meditation can help you. Still, both scientific studies and successful people in all fields will say the same thing. Meditation works, and it can be an incredible tool for anybody who is seeking to better themselves and benefit their lives.

More read on The Health Advantages And Medical Conditions Helped By Meditation

How to Come Together With Your Friends and Family to Reduce Stress and Improve Your Success

Some of the most miserable people in the world are the loneliest. Everyone can agree that human beings are socially driven people. It can be challenging to feel good without a healthy support system and the knowledge that people out there are going to care about your well being and offer you assistance if you should ever need it.

We can all probably remember a time when we were struggling, and it was only through the support or friendship of someone else that we were able to find our way out of that difficult situation. Our instincts are usually to help each other out of binds and try to build things together. Most of us would like to coexist peacefully with one another, despite our differences.

However, there are also some people out there who would instead leave us high and dry than accept the ways we may differ from them. These are generally not the best people to include in your support system, as they can exhibit toxic behaviors that can cause us to question ourselves and second guess our worth as a means of manipulation.

Taking a break with friends

Instead, consider the people in your life who are always willing to give you a fair chance. People who are supportive and confident in your abilities. People who won’t put you down for their own satisfaction or because you don’t always line up with their ideals.
It can be defeating to get your support from someone who may or may not withdraw it at any time.

The ups and downs of toxic relationships have a significant impact on our lives. We do have the power to avoid them, however. And in recognizing a toxic relationship before it gets too far, we are providing ourselves with the security of knowing that we should never base our sense of self-worth based on anything that someone else says. Especially a toxic person.

However, that isn’t to say that there is no benefit to having a good support network. Knowing that you have genuinely trustworthy people in your life is so important. If you can have friends and family members who genuinely want to see you succeed, being able to surround yourself with them is a powerful and uplifting experience.

Telling them about your ups and downs will always help, and you will get several new perspectives on stressful situations that may open your eyes to new opportunities you may have otherwise missed.

Never overlook the power of the people who care about you the most! Sometimes a listening ear is all you need to turn a bad and stressful day into the beginning of a new perspective that could change your life forever!

 

5 Replies to “The Power of Taking a Break”

  1. Wow, it just felt as if this post is actually directed at me, thanks for this wonderful post, it is educative. A lot of time I feel so stressed, even when I thought am taking a break, Then I know it’s really mental stress. Cause I never really reflect on myself and am alone most times, it feels like me against the world. I think now I know what to improve on. Thanks

    1. Hi Williams, I am happy to hear you gained insight when reading about the power of taking a break. We all have to remember to be kind and gentle to ourselves. Self-reflection is very healthy. Maybe you would enjoy journaling. No rules to it, just write whatever needs to come out. Meditation truly helps as well for stress. I linked how you can get started journaling and with meditation, let me know how it goes and if you need any resources. 

      Think Healthy & Think Positive, Hazel 

    2. Hello Williams, I am happy we connected. The world is very stressful right now in many ways. It is vital everyone gives themselves a break and some self-love. If there is anything you need Williams do reach out. Think Healthy & Think Positive! Hazel

  2. Simply, amazing!  After reading your post, I felt as if you were talking directly to me.  I am such a busy body, I sometime feel guilty just taken a little break. Sometime I felt like taking a break is a waste of time.  How crazy is that? I feel like I’m going to miss out on so much. Today you have remind me of how important it is to take a break. I am a woman of prayer, so this year my resolution is to meditate on God’s Word 30 minutes a day.

    We often neglect this well know verse that say “Keep this Book of the Law ( the Word of God) always on your lips, meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it”.  Then you will be prosperous and successful, Josuah 1:8-9.

    I really did enjoy reading your post.  Great work, thanks.

    Nicole,

  3. I very much agree with the point you made about all the different stimuli we take in at any given point; I find that working on a computer can be overwhelming because I can’t help but have several tabs open at once… Music, friends, funny videos take over my browser and my attention… What helps is when I feel that I have really accomplished something, I give myself a second and put my work away to actually listen to my music or have a real chat with my friends.

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