Welcome to our series where we ask busy working women how they relax. We want to tap into what is stressing women out, but also how they are dealing with it. Hopefully this series will help you feel less alone, but empowered to make simple changes in your day-to-day life to bring a little comfort and joy.
Occupation: I'm a Senior New Business Manager at an influencer marketing agency.
What are some current stressors in your life?
Finding enough time in the day to balance work, family, and social life.
How do you de-stress when life gets crazy?
Since I moved to upstate NY from the city, I've learned to lean into my environment and home to destress. I make sure to get outside as much as possible to get some fresh air and hang out with my dog, cat, and chickens.
What does, "The Art of Relaxing" mean to you?
The art of relaxing means allowing yourself to be present in the moment, and take in the little things in life that bring us joy and put us at peace. Whatever brings you joy, and takes you away from the stressors in your life, give time and energy to it.
How will you look at or turn your typical way of de-stressing into an art?
If I ever find myself stressed out about something, I always ask myself "Will this matter in a month, a few months from now, and year from now"? "Is this is in or out of my control"? Most of the time, the answer is "no". This helps reduce mental stress. The other part is making it a habit to provide an environment for myself that puts me at ease, and make it a practice to take the time to connect with nature. Light a candle, put on some music, take a walk, call a friend - there's always something you can do to destress - make it a habit.
Thanks Rhonda for sharing! You can see, we are all stressed from some of the same things in our day-to-day life, and it's a list! Even though the list might be long, some kind of self-care is being implemented, even if we don't know it. That's why we like turning everyday habits into rituals of comfort and joy. It's an actionable step you can start taking right now. Make it something beautiful that you enjoy, that's where we came up with The Art of Relaxing.
The Oxford Dictionary defines art as, "producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power".
How are you relaxing? What can you take away from Rhonda's interview?
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