monotony. Or you can take a mini-retreat, even if it is just for a few hours.
3. Blow off steam.
There is no better way to safely blow off steam than to exercise. Run. Lift weights. Do push-ups. Sing loudly (if your voice is not melodious, you may want to confine your singing to the shower, lol). Exercise releases endorphins, which are the body’s happy hormones.
These make you feel good in the moment as well as afterward. Blowing off steam also serves as a momentary distraction from the things that are bothering you.
4. Talk it out.
Talk things out with a trusted friend. I have friends that I can always take my stuff to. Now, this does not mean running from person to person rehearsing your problems.
Some people do not wish you well, some people do not care and some people will make matters worse. Talk to trusted friends and not too many at a time.
5. Connect with God.
I pray to God about things that bother me. Prayer helps you find peace, focus your heart, get wisdom and find answers.
A few years ago, I was going through a tough time with some of my relationships. I was overwhelmed at work due to a sudden surge in my workload. I developed severe heartburn that even ranitidine (Zantac) would not work on!
As I prayed about it, I was inspired to read and meditate on peace verses from the Bible. As I concentrated on peace and the peace of God, an amazing thing happened. I knew what I needed to do to handle my work and the heartburn disappeared. The relationships that I was so troubled about, came into perspective and I did not worry any longer. Eventually, the people who were causing me this stress waltzed out of my life, as I refused to get sucked into their drama.
Shola Ezeokoli is medical doctor, a life coach a two time Amazon No 1 bestselling author and a public speaker. Shola works with purposeful women, helping them get liberated from survival mode and truly live the life that they want to live. Her coaching niche is Balanced Living and this is based on the five pillars of balance: Physical, Emotional, Relational, Mental, and Spiritual. She does this through her program called Discover, Balance, Activate. She has written three books, His Delight, Shoetry and You Are The Best You (which has a companion Workbook). She has a fourth book which she co-wrote with her husband, Staying Married: 7 Key Strategies You Cannot Do Without. She blogs at sholashade.com on matters related to balanced living.