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I think many of us stumble upon those moments when we feel too overwhelmed with everything that’s going on in life that it’s nearly impossible to think straight. I’ve been there too. And when that happens, it’s important to know the best way to undo all the anxiety and stress. In this post, I want to introduce 3 ways I break down stress to feel less overwhelmed.

日々やらなくてはいけないことが多すぎて、頭が回らないぐらい忙しい時ってありませんか?私もそういう日あります。やる気もなくなってしまう、結構危ない状況になってしまいそうな時もあります。そうなっても、ストレスや不安を上手にほどくことが大事です。そういうときはどうすればいいのか?今回は、忙しいときできてしまうストレスや疲労を減らす3つの方法を紹介します。

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3 Ways to Chill Out (and feel less overwhelmed)

  1. Prioritize. 物事に優先順位を与える。When there is so much to do and so little time (per always), break down exactly what needs to be done and prioritize. Make a to-do list if you need to. There are plenty of calendar/scheduling apps you can use to organize your life. I actually started making lists to remind myself what I need to do each day so I don’t miss any deadlines. It’ll seem less daunting when you can see all of your to-do’s in one place, and who doesn’t like checking things off once a task is finished? I know I do.
  2. Put aside “me” time. 自分の時間を作る。This is different for everyone. It could be taking a break to go to the gym, step outside to to the coffee shop in your neighborhood to grab a coffee and pastry, reading a few pages of your favorite book. I’ve also recently discovered apps for meditation and overall well-being (Breath2Relax & Happify are my favorites), and you don’t even have to spend a lot of time with these each day to achieve positive results. When you have a little something to look forward to, you’ll feel more positive energy from within to get you through even on the busiest of days. It’s those little things that count!
  3. Sleep. 睡眠を取る。Seriously. I’ve read somewhere that some of the most successful people in the world don’t skimp on their Z’s. I’ve also been told that a lack of it over the years can cause Alzheimer’s and cancer (scary). And I myself, personally, am much more efficient with my work with a good night’s sleep. I remember back in college, my colleagues would do all-nighters for every single exam, while I’d do just enough studying up until the night before, fall sleep at a reasonable hour, and do last-minute studying the morning of.  This has always worked for me instead of staying up all night and losing concentration. You can also check out this article for on the importance of sleep (check out #3 on concentration and productivity!).

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When there is so much to do and so little time (per always), break down exactly what needs to be done and prioritize. Click To Tweet

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When you have a little something to look forward to, you'll feel more positive energy from within to get you through even on the busiest of days. It's those little things that count! Click To Tweet

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Sleep. Seriously. Even some of the most successful people in the world don't skimp on their Z's. Click To Tweet

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Was this post helpful at all? What are some things you do to keep stress out at bay? Let me know in the comments!

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Whenever I am stressed out, I shower, put on makeup and perfume and I almost instantly feel better. I know many would dismiss me as shallow but when I look good, I feel good and my confidence will be at its peak too. I am a chronic insomniac so sleep is something that I struggled with for more than a decade now. my husband on the other hand is able to sleep where and whenever he wants. He annoys the heck out of me sometimes. LOL!

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Thanks for the tip! Haha, I definitely can’t sleep anywhere like your husband can, but I think figuring out the best sleeping conditions for yourself is something you could potentially work on 🙂

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This post was very helpful! I’m currently going through an overwhelming time in my life and what’s helping me to cope is my “me” time. It’s so important to me and it really helps me to decompress. Thanks for these tips and what a stylish coat!!

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I’m glad this post helped! I hope you get that quality “me” time to destress <3

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This is a great post because I think a lot of us are overwhelmed without realizing. I always make a priority to set aside “me time.” I really value self care and mental health so I appreciate this post babe!

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That coat is amazing!

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I really love this blog post. I know for me is so important to set me time aside from spending time with my family. My me time is me going to the gym and breaking out a good sweat. Keep it up girl.

Xo,
Gabriela Vera
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Thanks for the much needed advice girlie! That jacket is to die for <3

xx,
Cynthia

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This post is just what I needed! It seems so easy but hard to do in practice. But I agree, prioritizing and getting plenty of rest will definitely help in getting things done but in a more calm and balanced way. Having some me time is also really important so you don’t get overwhelmed or feel like you are doing too much and not enough for yourself. I’ve lately been going to the gym for my me time. I love this entire outfit. The coat is so chic and love the shoes and that fab waist bag! xoxo, Christine
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You are so so right! I agree with all of this! Definitely helps to make a to-do list and then prioritise the important stuff and I realise how much I get back from actually taking time out to do things for myself. Be it the gym, reading or socialising! So so valuable!
xx Jenelle
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Couldn’t have said it better myself! When people are lacking sleep, not taking time for themselves that is when they feel overwhelmed and stressed. Prioritize and focus on what is important and then take on the rest of the tasks one at a time is what works for me. Having a calendar and To Do list also helps.

xo Sheree
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THANK you for sharing this post. It is a great reminder to me and I will bookmark to read it from time to time. I need to work on more on me time.

Xx Gina

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Sleep and “me time” are very essential especially for someone who’s naturally always anxious and stressed out all the time like I am. thanks for the reminder darling! xo, sharon

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you look flawless!!

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When I get stressed, I love to go on a walk outside to clear my head and enjoy nature. Great post! Your blog is so pretty! I love your pictures! Keep it up! 🤗

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That’s a great idea!! and thank you for stopping by 🙂

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Oh babe! Such a great post! You’re so right – prioritising is KEY! I usually just like the flow of things and don’t stress too much, but when my weeks are busier than usual, I organise my days to the detail. So important! PS p love your look!

Tatyana x
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I really like your look ♥

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Thank you for remember me the importance of sleeping. Yes I know but often I’m sleeping just few hours. Another good tip is to prioritize the most important things to do first. Your outfit is cool love the beltbag . Kisses
Eva

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Thanks for sharing this post ! Love these pictures .

Nina
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Agree with you! and love your well tailored coat.

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Great post!!
I shared your words on my twitter!!
I agree sleeping, and favorite perfume or alma help me!!

akiko

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Oh this post of yours couldn’t come at a better time, Samantha. My world feels like the walls are coming down around me, I am feeling completely overwhelmed 🙂 ME time is so important and is probably my only anchor to sanity 🙂

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ME time is so important! I hope things are getting better for you!

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