Engage in practices that help to slow your mind and body down such as tai chi, qigong, meditation or walking in nature. Even just 20 long, slow, focused breaths, in and out through your nose, at several intervals across the day can make a difference. There will be times when you need to pick up the pace, but the more you encourage slowness in your day, the more you will realise we can still be busy and mindful at the same time.
While there are things that all of us need to do whether we want to or not, there are several that you may be doing out of duty or obligation or to people please. Become discerning about why you're saying yes and practice being honest about those things that really feel
like an internal "no".
Even if it's just five minutes each day, take some time to yourself to do something that nourishes your soul. Start small and grow it. 4. Reduce caffeine or take a break from it
While it may feel like you cannot cope without coffee, after a few days you will likely be surprised how much more energy you have when you drink less of it or go without it altogether. Caffeine triggers the production of your stress hormone adrenaline, so if you're already feeling stressed, it only makes it worse.
How much do you do from the belief that "if I don't do it, it won't get done"? While people may have come to rely on you to carry out certain tasks on their behalf, consider what you could hand back to them to complete themselves. It might be that you have school-aged children, for example, who could make their own lunches. You may be surprised who will step up to support you if you give them the opportunity to do so.