I have been under an incredible amount of stress since starting my new job. Some of it is just the stress of being outside of the house for 45+ hours a week and juggling everything. But a lot of the stress is actually from people! My new job requires a lot more interpersonal communication and building relationships with co-workers that I am used to. All of this means that I, an introvert is exhausted at the end of the day. I also struggle to understand some social nuances and I easily pick up on tensions. All of this combined has led me to feel overwhelmed and stressed. I have been forced to tap into my tool kit of stress relief.
Some of the things I am trying include some healthier lifestyle habits:
Eating Healthier: I find that eating healthier makes me feel better! If I can reduce or eliminate gluten, processed foods and sugar, I feel less anxious and am in better tune with what is really going on.
Exercising: I try so hard to do this regularly, but I had fallen off the bandwagon. A fellow blogger posted a short review on Blogilates, and I decided to give it a try. So far I have done several of the workouts. Although not the most rigorous, they do help give me that extra boost in the morning. And so far the ones I have tried have all been 10ish minutes. Which is about all I have time for!
I have only just instituted these things in the past few days, but already I am feeling slightly better and somewhat more in control of my stress. What do you do to help your stress?