So I’ve been thinking about writing this for a while, mainly because I’ve not been in my best headspace (if you’d seen Twitter I haven’t been around as much as I normal) and trying to get my head to turn off has been awful. You know when you get a thought in your head and it is like you’re on a wheel and there is no exit. Your mind just continues to go on and on and on, you tell it to be quiet but it just doesn’t happen.
I woke up the other night and I was laying there thinking about all of the blog posts I needed to get done, all the photos that need to be taken, in my mind I am like this is the list that needs to get done. Like I’m actually going to get anything done if I can’t switch my mind off and go to sleep.
I mean over Christmas & New Year it had been a busy old time, surrounded by family, friends, eating good food and shopping in the sales, it was pretty busy. I mean I was exhausted, it was such a good time, but it is definitely that time of year where you’re socialising with pretty much everyone!
Literally there is nothing besides fluffy animals I love more than sleeping, I mean if you don’t find me by the fridge, spending time with animals, I’ll be curled up in my bed with duvets and blankets, so if I can’t switch off, it’s a massive issue.
I love a good nap, I mean at the weekend on a Saturday afternoon, if I am not doing much, I will end up having a nap, and roll around like I’m basically a cat. I will cocoon myself in my duvet and all my blankets and sleep.
So since I’ve been so busy with family, trying to take my blog to the next level it’s constantly like my mind is on the run, it’s constantly thinking about what I need to do, I’ve had to come up with tips to be in place to be able to switch off and be able to do my own thing.
Find a way to chill
I know that sounds like a simple way but I have found ways that really help me to chill, for example reading, writing, playing my computer games and watching films really helps me to chill down in the evening.
If you have things on your mind – write them down
I am the kind of person that really struggles with having everything on my mind, having somewhere that I write about how I am feeling and everything that is going on in my head. It is like I’m able to brain dump in my diary and it really helps my life.
Be aware of when you’re overwhelmed
Honestly when you’re so overwhelmed you need a chance to take a step away. It might sound like an easy thing, but it really isn’t. When you’re the kind of person that likes to immerse yourself in anything, take up every opportunity that comes up, and will do whatever they can to help, support others and go further in their life.
Say no & put yourself first
Just say no. I know it’s not that simple and I know it is really hard to say no to people, but you need to practice self care and make sure you’re okay before you can support others. It’s important.
What are your top tips for switching off? Let me know in the comments!
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