We’ve all been there. You’re at work, you’re bombarded with assignments, people are coming to you left and right for this and that — and there seems to be no way out and no end in sight.
That was the case for one woman who reached out to the FGB Community recently to ask for advice for those moments when things start to feel unmanageable.
Dozens of FGB'ers who've been in this woman's shoes responded with their best tricks for getting the ground back beneath them when things start to feel overwhelming. Below are a few of our faves.
One FGB’er recommended simply stepping outside and going for a walk. We love this advice. Even just five minutes of fresh air can help clear your head and relax your mind. And that five minutes won’t put you far behind with your work. Plus, you’ll probably be more productive after taking five minutes to yourself and allowing your head to cool down.
Another great tool we can use to calm ourselves is meditation. This FGB’er suggested a meditation meet-up group, which we love! You are more likely to actually go and do something if you have others holding you accountable — we’ve all heard this before, and it’s true. Also, being able to vent to people who love and support you in this type of setting can be beneficial. Turn to your friends and family when things get so stressful you don’t know what to do.
And there are tons of meditation apps for iPhone and Android that can be accessed at all times. Use them when you need that relaxation and you just can’t find the proper outlet anywhere. They also send you calm, breathing reminders throughout the day, which we all can benefit from!
For all other life, work and relationship advice, reach out to the FGB Community and receive feedback from women who are rooting for you.