Why I Am Creating A Stress Free Start To August

Why I Am Creating A Stress Free Start To August
Happy August everyone! Right now I am currently sitting under the dryer after washing my hair and enjoying a nice sip of coffee! I overslept today which is very unlike me but sometimes the body just needs more rest than what I sometimes allow it to have. I must say that I need to oversleep more often because I feel absolutely amazing right now! Anyways, today I woke up and realized that today is August 2nd and I already feel some type of way about this and I know I can not be the only one....
Why I Am Creating A Stress Free Start To August
You guys know I am one to utilize my time but this week has been kind of crazy! The end of the month always sends me into a frenzy because there is always something that needs to be handled or completed around that time. Normally, I am one that can complete any task no matter how stressful it may be but this time was different. This time I chose to run away from all responsibilities and focus on myself. I know women get a lot of flack for taking time out to do something for themselves but this time around I needed a little break. Once I decided that I wasn't going to apologize for taking time out for myself I crawled right into my bed and fell fast asleep. I know that there are millions of self-care tips out here in the world these days but the one that always puts me in the best mood is a good nights rest. Nothing will ever rejuvenate me or make me have more energy than a good ole nap! As I write this I realize how much I have been taking for granted getting the proper rest! It seems like such a simple task but with the number of things I have going on in life, it feels like I have to make a schedule just to sleep! I know it may sound dramatic but if you're a working human, mama, or college student then I know you know what I am talking about. Somewhere along the way, the urge to constantly be working or accomplishing something has slowly become my everyday motto. I am slowly starting to realize that having something to do every second of every day is not healthy for me or the people around me. I don't know if it is because more than half of the year is gone or what but July put me into overdrive and then somewhere towards the end my body was like "no girl, you need to chill". But for some reason, I am very thankful that my body did that to me because now I know my limits and how far to reach before I start to crash. I honestly feel like the goal in life is to get ahead with as little crashes as possible so that you can enjoy the sweet spots in between! I feel like that needs to be my focus for the rest of the year; Finding the sweet spots in life and enjoying everything in between!
Why I Am Creating A Stress Free Start To August
I guess what I'm saying is that I am going to enjoy a little bit more of life this month! August is already pretty crazy because of this is the time where everyone is going back to school and we all know how crazy that season of life can be. I also find that it can be quite exciting because it feels like everyone is life is getting a clear start and are continuing on to accomplish more of their goals. I don't know about anyone else but August always signifies a new year/start for me! I think a lot has to do with the fact that I spent my entire life in school and August means the start of a  new year,  which is why I have a few goals/thoughts lined up for this month that will hopefully help me get my life back on track this month.
5 Easy August Life Goals
  • Rest More: Gotta make sure I am catching up on at least 7 hours of sleep. I'll be 28 this year and I noticed that I get a little bit cranky if I don't.
  • Make Plans: Spontaneity is cute until everything around you becomes random. Make plans and seal the deal hopefully it will help me keep my head on straight
  • One Thing At A Time: I'm not superwoman nor am I trying to be so I realize I need to simmer down and complete one task at a time and not overwhelm myself trying to do it all!
  • Spend Less Money: Don't know where my money went in July but I will know where it's going this month for sure!
  • Enjoy: I am going to enjoy life's little moments, stress less, & enjoy the happiness around me.
These are the simple things that I am going to take with me throughout August. I wanted something simple because I did not want to overwhelm myself with too many daunting tasks. I notice when I add too much to my plate I actually end up accomplishing less than what I set out to do. I have a fresh start this month and I want to really be able to utilize every ounce of the new days ahead. I already feel like with removing those added pressures from my life I am going to have a very successful month ahead of me. I am mainly aiming for those five goals above to help me avoid burnout and fatigue and be able to provide me with little pockets of energy when I start to feel overwhelmed! This is a new month and I want to be able to slay like I did in July except minus the burnout and cranky feeling! It already feels kind of weird having less on my plate but I know it will be for the better. I don't want to continue to train my body that "stress and overworking" are normal feelings. Once my body gets used to that then I know it will only go downhill from there, which is what I am trying to prevent. Anyways, that's the only little check-in I have for now. August, be good to me because I am ready for you!

Best,
Sha'carey

4 comments

  1. This is a good guide for August!
    xo tangie

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  2. Love how you created a list of monthly goals! That’s so AWESOME

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    1. Thank you! I'm trying to get my life in order!

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