Why You Need to Listen to Your Body Telling You to “Slow Down”
Has your body been asking you to slow down lately? If so, how do you respond to it?
Stop To Think
Pushing through fatigue is very common these days and you may be tempted to simply have some more coffee or get a sugar high! However, if you have been constantly feeling drained, isn’t it logical to take a break so that your body can recuperate?
Slowing Down Won’t Break You!
Many people are afraid of what will happen if they slow down. This could be because they are struggling with their current responsibilities and worry that they will not cope if they slow down.
Feeling overwhelmed by responsibilities is common and this can lead to acute anxiety, tension, and depression. Still, many people claim that they cannot possibly take some time off because of their packed schedules. These folks do not realize that if they push your body to the point of breaking, they run the risk of burning out completely!
Still Stressed? Try These Techniques
If you are one of these people, it could help to write down your individual responsibilities and think about what would happen to them if you to take a break for a while. You would be very surprised to learn that the world will not come to an end if you go away for a while! In fact, you will be a better person for it!
As crazy as this may sound, delegating more responsibilities to others can help a lot, as can not saying yes all the time, to everything!
Once you learn how to delegate and be kind to yourself by occasionally saying no to things you simply cannot handle, you will reap the benefits. If you find that you need to hold on to your responsibilities too much, try delegating one or two tasks to others and you will soon become used to it.