5 Ways to Self-Preservation
1. Relax and Breathe - We are always on the grind thinking about insurmountable responsibilities. Those will never change. However, we can change the way we react to them. We breathe and relax. Give your self a breather. At least 15-30 minutes of your day, do something that will rejuvenate your soul. Meditate. Pray. Read a book. Set your mind free for a few minutes so you can think better and act wisely.
2. Use a lifeline- Call family or friends. We are all so caught up in the world of technology that we forget to pick up the phone or to meet with the people we love sometimes. Try it instead of texting. Spending time with family and friends can (in most cases) help us cope and reduce stress.
3. Improve your sleep. Studies show that people who lack sleep has shorter life expectancy. Get an 8 hour of sleep. If you can’t stay in bed for 8 hours, take short naps to compensate for the time you lost. Sleep is the only time your body recuperates from all the workload you’ve had the whole day.
4. Exercise. You need to move. Let your bodily systems function properly so you got to move. If you do less exercise or activity you will become deconditioned. Your muscles weaken and lose bulk including the muscles you need for breathing and the large muscles in your legs and arms. You will become more breathless as you do less activity.
5. Disconnect from Technology. Everyone is hooked with technology not just kids. Drop your phone. Do some activities that do not use technology. Write a poem, read a book, sew the hole in your dress, vacuum your carpet, sanitize your bathroom, anything that will keep you busy away from technology. Let your mind wander, ponder. Unplug.