We always know when our body feels stressed or overwhelmed. However, we don’t always respond to it. Our first instinct is to ignore that feeling. “It will go away.” It is crucial to recognize this response and to change it. It might not go away. Take a minute to let your body (and mind) relax. If you choose to ignore it, it will build and build until it’s too much for you to handle. Don’t let it get that far. Give yourself little breaks every day. Especially at stressful moments. Take a minute to breathe, let your shoulders relax and clear your mind. It doesn’t have to take more than 5 minutes. After this moment of complete relaxation, continue your work. Take these 5 minutes multiple times a day. It might not immediately improve the quality of your work, but it will definitely help you maintain your (mental) health.
A while ago I left for a short vacation (7 days) in Belgium. As usual, I don’t announce these kind of things online due to privacy, security blablabla.. you know the drill 😛 Anyway, we had a lovely apartment near the city centre of Antwerpen and enjoyed 7 days of delicious greasy fries (+lots of mayonnaise), sugary waffles, beer (only the bf, not me) and lots more. Before we left to Belgium, I made a promise to myself to be Read more