Which basically included a lot of crying and calling my mommy.
But through past anxiety attacks, freak outs, and, melt downs I have found some tools that help me get through.
Ew, right? But working helps me get rid of physical tension. And gets my blood going and the endorphins flowing. I noticed that if, at the end of my workout routine I just run as fast as I can for as long as I can, it pounds out the stress. In another life, I may have been a pretty aggressive person.
Moving on to 2. I don't add extra things on to my plate.
This is a pretty universal thing, but I'm a project starter. For instance, when I need to focus on cleaning and organizing my room, I suddenly find something on Pinterest to make. And then I end with two unfinished ventures.
3. I get up 15 minutes earlier.
Weird, yes. Uncharacteristic, yes. Helpful? For me, yes. Because that gives me a little extra time to get associated with the day. When I'm stressed I become even more unorganized than I already am. So, I tend to forget more things. This extra 15 minutes gives me time to go through a mental checklist at my leisure.
4. I do as much as I can for myself the night before.
I pick out clothes, make sure everything I need is in my purse, set out shoes, make my breakfast/set up my breakfast, etc. It's nice to have rather mindless activities before I go to bed, and these fit the bill.
And finally, 5. When all else fails, I drop the sick beatz and have a dance party.
Usually, this includes a liberal amount of angsty rock tunes, power pop, and dose of hip hop. It's a potent blend.
This list of course is made of just a few things that have only been proven to help me.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm pretty sure I'm due for a All Time Low spaz dance party.