The juggling act of life is at times overwhelmingly daunting. No matter how mentally sound you are, it catches up with everyone at one point or another. Balancing work, family, parenting, friends, home ownership, marriage – the list goes on – is sometimes nearly impossible, and the weight of the pressure felt from the never-ending list of responsibilities means taking time for self-care is, now more than ever, so important.
It may seem obvious, but intentionally and regularly executing the following behavioral activities can make all the difference. The National Mental Health Association/National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare provides tips for balancing or rebalancing yourself when you’re feeling stressed.
Be mindful of the fact that everyone is going through something. Be kind to one another and be kind to yourself.